After an earthquake, within the needed transformations for the survival of local communities, the project plays an important role because it is the only tool that allows to preserve the memory of the places, highlighting stories, silences, lights, scents, colours, gestures etc. It is the only tool, in other words, able to keep alive the sense of attachment and belonging of a community to the spaces of everyday life. This volume collects the design proposals developed in collaboration with the Municipality of Borbona in the Design Studio of the Master of Science Restoration at the Department of Architecture University of Roma Tre. The first part is dedicated to the reflections of lecturers on the relationship between contemporary architecture and historical heritage. The second part contains the design proposals drawn up by the students to introduce new functions and new uses in the old Lama district in order to reverse the strong processes of land abandonment and depopulation.