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Urban Interiors. A contemporary discourse about public space

On Saturday May 27th, during the Festival Architettura in Città 2017, took place the meeting of the exhibition “Urban Interiors: another form of public space” a dialogue between Cristina Bianchetti, which explained the concept of urban interiors in relation to the project of contemporary public space, Cecilia Guida (Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation), who observed the space through the powerful glimpse of public art and Guido Montanari (City Councilor of Turin), who highlighted the current economic and political issues in respect to the redistribution of public resources. Read more

Urban Interiors. Un’altra forma dello spazio pubblico

Dal 25 al 27 maggio si terrà, presso lo Spazio Festival Architettura in Città – via Quittengo 35, Torino negli orari apertura festival, la mostra sugli Urban Interiors.

Gli Urban Interiors sono spazi poco esposti e riparati. L’opposto dello spazio pubblico moderno: luminoso, trasparente, fluido.  Non definibili dalle connotazioni morfologiche, ma dagli usi, dalle relazioni, dai corpi che li abitano. Obiettivo della mostra è discutere dei modi in cui si riconfigura lo stare in pubblico nella città contemporanea. Read more

Nuove manifatture a Milano

The “New Manufactures in the City” project has been presented today at BASE, Milan. It’s a project designed by an institutional group founded by Cristina Tajani which aims to reintroduce production in Milan. Far away from emphasising  4.0 rethorics as the future or Creative Manufactures as the solution, it deals with reality, building networks and an interscalar model. Read more

The Isolotto neighborhood in Florence: Regeneration between public policies and private actions

This article was published in the Journal “Modern Environmental Science and Engineering”. Below we publish the abstract and the link from which you may download it.

“Problems relating to the regeneration of many urban spaces, inherited from the Modern age, and the adaptation to new uses and populations have appeared following the economic crisis that hit Italy. They relate, in particular, the open spaces of the public city of the twentieth century. An incredible heritage, for vastness and quality, which seems an excellent potential strategic support for the future urban and regional regeneration, but poses huge maintenance and redesign issues. Read more

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

Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017)

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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.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/nov/30/art-gentrification-patterns-data-visualisation-herwig-scherabon-

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

Soils: additional notes

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A research on city and production, must consider the soil. Soil is the main field of coexistence and conflict between different uses. It’s therefore important retrace trails that built soil as an object. At least three can be quoted. Read more

Postcards from productive territories: industrial districts

#7 Prato

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Il distretto «degli stracci» di Prato ha subito negli ultimi vent’anni una profonda metamorfosi in ragione delle mutate condizioni macroeconomiche e di settore: verticalizzazione, integrazione della filiera, chiusura di piccole aziende, maggior peso a sperimentazione e innovazione, diverso rapporto con il territorio che investe ormai l’intera piana Firenze-Prato-Pistoia. Read more