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Posts from the ‘Territories in Crisis’ Category



Territories in Crisis. Architecture and Urbanism Facing Changes in Europe is forthcoming by Jovis Verlag.

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“Io non sono io” of Boris Mikhailov

From November 14th, 2015 to February 1st, 2016 will be held in Naples, at Villa Pignatelli-Casa della fotografia, the exhibition “Io non sono io,” of Boris Mikhailov (by Andrea Viliani and Eugenio Viola) organized in collaboration with International Art Encounters and Polo museale della Campania.
The exhibition explores the theme of the portrait and the self-portrait and the matrix intimately autobiographical of all Mikhailov’s research, in which the themes of identity crisis and social oppression, unequal poverty and pure misery, abandonment and solitude oscillate constantly between war and peace, isolation and attempt to overcome it in comparison with the other. Read more

Back-shoring process: a new scenario for Mirafiori Sud?

A new research explores a scenario of re-industrialisation in Turin. In view of current complexity situation that show the intertwine of process of interruption of growth, implosion of old dinamics and the appearing of new institutional direction, is very important to re- think about project. It means to show the ability to move new ideas, actions and tools out of rhetorics. The same one that after follow the process of de-industrialisation, now they get ready to manage the poor signal of recovery. Read more

What’s happening to Industrial Districts?

Looking at Industrial Districts (ID) from a territorial point of view means studying one of the most important specifically Italian economic model which has built Italian Economy. “Despite all the cases worldwide, ID have typically characterized Italy since the 1970s, becoming a peculiar trait of its economy and a relevant source of socio-economic development and growth. Read more

Europe summarized in some maps

A fascinating snapshot of a continent on the move. This is the picture that emerges from a survey on European territory and populations conducted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and LSE Cities and illustrated in five maps on Citylab.



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Molecular logic and state of crisis. A note in the margin of three lectures

Corso eccellenza TC


On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 March was held the excellence course Territories in Crisis, offered by the PhD School of the Polytechnic of Turin. Speakers: Paola Viganò (The Horizontal Metropolis); Arnaldo Bagnasco (Regulation Crisis, Polarisation and Inequalities), Antonio Calafati, (The Changing Economic Base of European Cities). Below is a note of the three lectures. Read more

Public Existenz Minimum. Public infrastructure in time of crisis


Given the economic and institutional crisis that runs through European territories, public space design changes its shape. It assumes minimal traits and tests ‘strategies of the essential’. Is it possible to find a sort of ‘phenomenology of what is needful’, created by the regime of austerity dictated by the scarcity of resources? Read more

Territories in crisis. Excellence course


On 25-26 March will be held at the Polytechnic of Turin, Aula Magna Lingotto, the excellent course “Territories in crisis”.

Corporate social responsibility and business ethics. A Speech of European Territories

Today, is very wide the debate on the issues of corporate social responsibility and business ethics. We point out the afterword by Stefano Lucarelli in the book “Europe territories. Business ethics and social development in the crisis”. Read more

Koudelka. Ways of seeing the future

Vestiges 1991-2014 is an incredible exhibition by Josef Koudelka (Forte di Bard, Aosta, till the 3rd of May, 2015). A long sequence of pictures taken in the most important archeological sites in Europe shows the 15years-experience of Prague Photographer. Whose advice for young people is “observe carefully… and buy a good pair of shoes”. These amazing photos points out how seeing can be a way of designing. Ruins and abandoned places become “vestiges”: human traces in a dynamic palimpsest. Read more