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City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Themes

Traversée

The Traversée is an urban figure that serves to identify a continuity, a connection, not necessarily physical, between heterogeneous spaces and urban materials linked to production. The planning strategy that accompanies it is based mainly on two principles: on the one hand to contrast the image of the City-factory where the production is structured only within imposing industrial plates that are inserted as waterproof bubbles in the urban fabric; on the other hand, redesigning the role of production spaces within a more complex and capillary system of elements, also structuring with greater clarity what we can now define with production and which enclosures and openings it builds with the rest of the city.  Read more

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City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Postcards

The postcards are a student’s interpretation of the subject of the Atelier in relation with a specific place. This exercise induces the students to confront themselves with a dense and stratified territory in a first exploratory and reflective step towards the construction of an understanding of the theme of the Atelier. The works respond to the attempt to convey a personal reading, and therefore loaded with a strong meaning in relation to the theme, through a selective and communicative action, using very few elements. The postcards present in a synthetized way an attention to the place as a material for a new configuration. Read more

City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Atlas

Large scale interpretative maps

Those maps are intended as both analytical and planning tools. Free from complying with the strict administrative divisions they also define a “Turin Region” according to the issue each map is meant to focus on. Within the “City and Production” Design Unit, the collective mapping work explores the underlying logic of contemporary manufacturing and the way it is nowadays making the city. The practice was meant to build a common framework highlighting topics and issues and constituting a valid background for the design exercises. Read more

City & Production days – 2nd meeting: some notes

On 2-3 July at Polytechnic of Turin, took place the 2nd meeting on City and Production.

Below, we report some notes, within the discussion of the two-day seminar. Read more

City & Production days – 2nd meeting

On 2-3 July 2018 will be held at Polytechnic of Turin, Zodiac room, the meeting “City & Production”, within C/P Lab (DIST), and in collaboration with C/P Joint Project (Polytecnich of Turin – Ecole Polytechinque Federal de Lausanne.

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Horizontal Metropolis: Summer school

+ Architecture in Belgium and Bozar invite you to the Horizontal Metropolis Summer School, organized as part of the exhibition Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project realized under the direction of the architect and urbanist Paola Viganò. The Summer School will take place from July 9th to July 15th 2018, in Brussels.

For further informations:

http://a-plus.be/actuel/summer-school-horizontal-metropolis-a-radical-project/#.WvgVZ0xuJPY

 

Pedagogical spaces and dystopias. Once again on modern public space

There are two opposite ways of modern public space. The first one is the pedagogical space: expression of morphological path to citizenship. The second one is the dystopian space filled with waste and wild animals. The latter is recurring in movies and novels that deal with the loss of the future (i.e. Children of Men, by Alfonso Cuarón). The optimistic (public) space of the future is opposite to the (public) space that has lost the future. Read more

On the Carlo Donolo’s visions. To continue on his way

On 10th May 2018 from 9:30 am to 16:00 pm will be held, at Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation – Multifuncional hall (1st floor), a study day in honor of Carlo Donolo and his research.

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La ricerca in architettura. Temi di discussione

Cosa succede alla ricerca in Architettura? Come cambiano le pratiche e gli stili della ricerca, gli stessi profili dei ricercatori? Siamo in una situazione accelerata di passaggio, non cumulativa, e niente affatto univoca, che sovrappone caratteri non concilianti. Guardare al mutamento dal lato delle istituzioni universitarie, culturali, valutative significa coglierne inerzie e innovazioni, fedeltà ritualistica e apprendimento sociale; misurare le une e le altre con l’idea (cautamente ottimistica) che tutt’ora permanga una qualche specificità per la cultura architettonica italiana, ma che questa necessiti di essere sostenuta entro un’ampia discussione pubblica.