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Discussione su città e produzione alla XX Conferenza Nazionale della SIU

Il 12-14 giugno 2017 si terrà a Roma la XX Conferenza Annuale della Società Italiana degli Urbanisti,  sul tema URBANISTICA È/E AZIONE PUBBLICA. LA RESPONSABILITÀ DELLA PROPOSTA. All’intero della Conferenza si terrà un tavolo di discussione sul rapporto Città-Produzione. Qui di seguito il testo della Call, la cui scadenza per l’invio di abstract è fissata per il 27 febbraio prossimo. Read more

Francesco Indovina about the Cristina Bianchetti’s last book

Con questo suo ultimo lavoro – Spazi che contano. Il progetto urbanistico in epoca neo-liberale (Donzelli, 2016) – Cristina Bianchetti continua la sua esplorazione sulla fine dell’epoca moderna e sugli effetti di tale situazione sul “fare” urbanistica…

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Post gentrification scenarios


“Contemporary gentrification is varied and defies more singular definitions because gentrification now occurs in a variety of sites and takes a myriad of forms.”

The goal of this paper is to investigate the gentrification phenomenon in Berlin’s central districts through the locational dynamics analysis and the observation of relative effects on this territory. Taken for granted this phenomenon’s mutability, the main purpose is to understand the actual “post gentrification” scenario. Read more

Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017)


Leonardo Benevolo (1923-2017)


Leonardo Benevolo (1923-2017) was an architect, urban planner and theorist of the  Twentieth Century. Author of a wide bibliography and some basic texts for our disciplines, he has had an extraordinary influence in the training courses of generations of students. In view of his outstanding legacy and the remarkable proliferation of writings, commendations and memories on his intellectual work and its human and professional figure, it seems relevant here make memory through some thoughts emerged within a debate held with young students of architecture. Read more

Invisible Architecture: Italian and Japanese architectural movements in the 60s and 70s and contemporary debate


Fifty years after Japanese Metabolists and Italian Radicals architecture groups, an exhibition in Rome offers an original and unprecedented journey through a selection of works made by such a peculiar architectural avantguarde, with works of: Arata Isozaki, Archizoom, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, Otaka Masato, Superstudio, Kenzo Tange, UFO; 2A+P/A, AlphavilleArchitects, DAP Studio, Sou Fujimoto, IAN+, Yamazaki Kentaro, Yuko Nagayama, O+H Architects, OFL Architecture, Orizzontale, Studio Wok, Tipi Studio. Read more

La Ville Productive 4.0


In December twelve took place a seminar useful to make a point about the way in which some political orientations of the government regarding the new forms of productions are incorporated in academic and scientific circles. The seminar covered the innovative aspects of the so called “industry 4.0”, the impact that could produce on the existing economics assets and the benefits that could provide to our society. The proximity of these transformations raises the question of how the new forms of productions will territorialize: which city there will be. Read more

The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful

Below we publish an article, by Herwig Scherabon, appeared on The Guardian on 30th November. The article shows the correlation between data and gentrification, through the use of various graphic techniques.

Territory matters. Production and space in Europe

This article was  published in the journal “City, Territory and Architecture”. Below we publish the abstract and the link from which you may download it.

Rather than becoming entangled in the dreadful European crisis, contemporary forms of production could redefine the role of territory. The hypothesis discussed in this paper is that an acute gaze at contemporary spaces of production could describe the territories of a different Europe. Read more

Utopia and the project for the city and the territory


On 17th and 18th November will be held, at the University of Venice IUAV, the first study day in honour of Bernardo Secchi. Below the full programm Read more