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Posts from the ‘City and Production’ Category

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.


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.”


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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City and production 3

Below, we publish a quotation from Maurice Halbwachs (1938), “Morphologie sociale”, reported by Luciano Vettoretto, following the work of ws n. 9 Cities and Production of the XX SIU Conference (Rome 2017) Read more

City and production 2

The aim of this note is to resume in some, few synthetic points, reasons and ways of ws n. 9 Cities and Production of the XX SIU Conference (Rome 2017) Read more

City and production

Here below is an excerpt of the written notes to guide the discussion of the 9th workshop of the SIU National Conference, that will be held in Rome on 12-14 June 2017
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La ville fragile 2. Mid-term review

“Back to the future”. Looking back at the factory town to explore renewed relatonship between producton and space

The aim of the Urban Design Studio 2016/17 (Architecture degree course of the Politecnico of Turin) was to analyze and understand what is left today on the territory of the Fordist city structure. In this sense, Turin can be an important case study to look, not only because in this city is possible to observe how his industrial past was absorbed or denied, but also because here it’s interesting to define what prospects are opened today for the spaces that haven’t been subject to a process by transformation. Read more

La Ville Fragile. 2

L’Atelier di Urban Design del III anno del Corso di laurea in Architettura si propone di riflettere su ciò che resta della città fordista, indagando, a mezzo del progetto, una ampia parte della città di Torino. Nelle forme dell’indagine e della progettazione spaziale introduce concetti, strategie e strumenti propri del pensiero urbanistico e architettonico contemporaneo. Insieme, induce ad una riflessione sul ruolo del progettista nell’interpretare e dare forma a sistemi urbani complessi. In questo si allinea ai corsi di Urban Design delle scuole europee. Read more

Back to the future. Looking back at the factory town to explore renewed relationship between production and space


“Back to the future” has a special meaning for us: it is our commitment to the places where the city expanded and transformed the most when urbanization, development and industrialization were proceeding hand in hand. Read more