The thesis inquires into how tourism is able to rewrite a territory within the framework of new global geographies. Forms of temporary mobility provide an opportunity to experiment with infrastructures capable of providing adequate support for an alternative habitat. The project strategy, configured on the occasion of Europan 15 in Croatia, is realized starting from a reflection on the articulation of the tourist’s domestic space, in its possibility of expansion and contraction in a continuous landscape and in relation to seasonal rhythms. Read more
Posts from the ‘II. EDUCATION’ Category
The Dora river has been for the city of Turin an important infrastructure, both from an economic-productive and a morphological-urban point of view. Retracing the long history of the relationship between the city and the river, after the 1980s, following the industrial divestment processes that affected it, this territory has undergone transformations which, in a reductionist way, have overwritten it, by the means of superimposed functions. Read more
Human relations are part of our everyday. They manifest in a plurality of forms, movements, insitutitions and spaces. Thus if they have a reality, they can be studied as such. This thesis explores the so-called “design of relation”, arguing that in certain contexts – such as that of metropolitan cities in countries with evolved economies – the most intense forms of social interaction are exchanged within opaque contexts, where different social categories can find their own niches or insides to gather. Read more
Palermo’s Detailed Plan of De Carlo and Samonà is the starting point of the reflection carried on in this work, introduced by the information of the “foggy superstructure” that in the last forty years replaces the spatial project of the city with the imaginary. Read more
«Via Germagnano Rom camp is the symbol of a degradation that cannot be tolerated further, neither for the occupant, nor for the residents». Thus Chiara Appendino, Torino city mayor, at the beginning of January 2017, after circa six months till her installation, announced the opening of a clean up action of the camp in the north of Torino.
This research, that comes after two years from mayor declarations, explores that part of the city, hardly coerced between infrastructural boundaries, big industrial complexes and an invisible but impending river. A part of the city that has been recurrently described in texts, documentaries, invectives, public debates, administrative acts, since, for sure, one of the most difficult and problematic of the city. The research has been built around some cartographic explorations, a large photographic investigation and several interviews to the resident of the camp, trying to understand the ways in which people is living there. Asking the question of where the city begins and where it ends. Understanding it nor with an administrative or bureaucratic meaning nor only as physically settled, but in a more tangible sense: where does the right to live in a decorous way begins and ends? What is there when we go beyond the hard boundaries of the city, almost impenetrable for the many infrastructures, fences, industrial presence,
landfill sites, wooded areas? Read more