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City & Production days – 2nd meeting: some notes

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

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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.

Below the program

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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

Città e Produzione. Esplorazioni per una ricerca progettuale

Below the program of the Design Unit on City and Production, of the Bachelor Degree in Architecture at Polytechnic of Turin A.Y. 2017-2018


#1 Exploring researches. Creative Nation, space missing

Nesta Uk “Creative Nation” report is the last research on Creative Industry In United Kingdom. Beside the extraordinary dynamic and open-source database visible in a set of interesting infographics and maps offered by the research, the report could also be a reflection on how is it possible to study creative industry today.

In this research it’s possible to point out four main issues: 1) what creative industry is: a necessary shared definition; 2) data availability: the weaknesses of sources; 3) the geography of creative industry: the absence of territory and space; 4) the relation between creative industry and the city: how production “makes the city”?

Although the report is relevant and interesting, a research on spatial implication of creative production and the role of the city in such an industry seems to be necessary.

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City and Production days- Joint Project

Below, we report two seminar days on the joint project of city and production that will be held at Polytechnic of Turin on 20th and 21th February.


Tensioni urbane

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Spazi moderni nella città contemporanea. Trasformazioni di quartieri di edilizia pubblica

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Is Local Development topical?

Local Development Artimino annual conference focused this year on Giacomo Becattini and the way industrial district and local development could be key-concepts in understanding and planning Economic development and human well-being. We present here few notes about some of the most interesting lectures.

This post explores a comparison between Hidalgo and Becattini in a re-definition of the sector-place matrix, the connection between Giacomo Becattini school and ONU International policies for South, a comparison between Giacomo Becattini and Sebastiano Brusco.

Incontri di Artimino 1992

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Making room(s), Cuneo

The project Making Room (s), made by Ianira Vassallo, Cristina Renzoni, Silvia Lanteri and Eudes Vito Margaria, was judged runner up to the candidature of the City of Cuneo for the international competition Europan14_Productive Cities.

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