Iuav University of Venice was established in 1926 as one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy. To this day, it still maintains its unique status. It is a design-themed university focusing on teaching, research, and practice in the design of living spaces and environments (buildings, cities, landscapes, and territory) and in the design of everyday use objects, fashion, and graphics. It has a more recent but well-established tradition in the teaching, research, and practice of visual arts, theatre and performing arts, and multimedia events. Studying at Iuav means being open to what is really happening in the world and learning and working with outstanding personalities in the fields of architecture, urban and regional planning, design and visual and performing arts. Iuav was founded by such internationally renowned architects as Carlo Scarpa, Giuseppe Samonà, Manfredo Tafuri, Aldo Rossi, Giovanni Astengo, and Giancarlo De Carlo. Gino Valle, Michele De Lucchi, Nanda Vigo, and Egle Renata Trincanato have all made the history of our School.