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Seminario di tesi “Abitare la città contemporanea”

Il 25 ottobre si terrà presso il Politecnico di Milano il Seminario di Tesi “Abitare la città contemporanea. Qui di seguito il programma.

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City and Production days

Below, we report two seminar days on the themes of city and production that will be held at Polytechnic of Turin on 13th and 16th October.

Transizioni. Il Villaggio Artigiano di Modena ovest

Really well-defined relationships and roles characterize the history of the Villaggio Artigiano Modena ovest.

A well-meaning administration conceived an urban space where people could live and work at the same time: as a providential project, the main idea was based on a clear integration of two distinct dimensions of daily life. This model village stands out as one of the most important part of the city and anticipates many contemporary urban rhetoric: in fact, different ways of living and various spaces of production intertwine the same way Labour and Politics do. Read more

Industrial Urbanism

On the themes of city and production we report the blog Industrial Urbanism:

“This project is about redefining the role of industry in our urban areas, making it an integral part of our cities. Through, real-time projects and research we explore the ways industry creates places, sustains jobs, and promotes environmental sustainability. This is the future of manufacturing. This is the future of our cities.”

http://www.industrialurbanism.com

 

Urban squatting in Santiago de Chile

On 5th October 2017 will be held a conference at Polytecnich of Turin – Zodiac Room from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Densificazione e ridefinizione degli spazi abitativi a Berlino. La decostruzione del modello della Townhouse

This research comes from a certain interest and curiosity developed during these years and through two university experiences in Germany, at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, during the bachelor years, the second at TU Berlin during the master. The purpose of this study is to investigate contemporary city housing spaces, in particular in Berlin that has been one of the most interesting experimental areas for architecture and urbanism. Read more

[In]Formal. Lisboa

The city in the course of history has been described in many ways, it’s always tried to “tamper” and program it, but in fact it could compared to a large organism that evolves, mutes, splits, joins always to something unexpected, of unpredictable, but too many are the individuals and factors involved in it inside to allow us to fully control it.
If we return to consider the practice of walking as a primary the cognitive tool of the city, we can actually come across hidden, marginal ones that feed on residues, reality they had been forget or perhaps simply ignore: slums.
These small outbreaks stand out on the European urban landscape with an almost viral connotation, forming a constellation of parallel “small cities” that grow and emerge on unexpected land as mine exploded. Slums representing the provisionality of the city claim their right to appear.
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In the ordinary city. New ways to trigger contemporary spaces of contact

This research aims at exploring the ordinary spaces of contemporary cities and at investigating the way in which nowadays social dynamics and contacts express themselves in the urban mileu. […] Although ordinary spaces seem to be significant only to a few segments of the urban population, they cannot be discarded or overlooked: the majority of city inhabitants still reside there. Their interpretation should be questioned right through the new tensions put up by the emerging contemporary urban system. On one hand, ordinary spaces are in contraposition with the rising networked space that concentrates around nodes and centralities. On the other hand, they are the terrain for proximity, still relevant even if mutated after technological revolutions. Ordinary spaces, then, are still alive and host new forms of living the public sphere. […] Read more

‘It’s all very Orwellian’: readers on creeping pseudo-public space

Thanks to Matteo Robiglio

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/25/orwellian-readers-respond-pseudo-public-space?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

City and Production in the Crisis Frame. Politecnico di Torino, EPFL Joint Project

In September, will start the research “City and Production” in the Crisis Frame, a joint research project sponsored by the Politecnico di Torino and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo. Below are the abstracts and objectives of the selected project.
The blog will take into account the research activities conducted within this project, closely related to the same workshops promoted at the XX SIU Conference (Rome 2017).

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