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Posts from the ‘Territories in Crisis’ Category

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

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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)


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.

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


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

Never getting rid of it

At the end of the ‘50s a social attempt of “etudier la banlieu” made by Italian Catholics. Much before Ilses, American counterculture influences and Leftist politics. Periphery considered as an experimental ground. Seventy years later: peripheries, again. Still a ground, still experimentation, still the place of public actions. Never rid of it. Unless at least a new conceptualization, if possible. Read more

Recognition Urbanism

The Floating Piers by Christo at Iseo Lake and Parasite2.0 installation in Rome for Yap MAXXI are inadvertently two projects for public space which put into question the abused and overhyped issue of what designing in peripheric territories means. From one side the three-kilometres runway clad in bright yellow fabric is a form of “Anticipatory Architecture”, in the sense of Price magnets. From the other side Parasite2.0 installation defines a “Recognition Urbanism” which aims to understand urban fractures and discontinuities as the real front to report from. Read more