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Posts from the ‘II. EDUCATION’ Category


Cosa può un corpo. Il cavallo, Deleuze e Spinoza

La Val de Sambre et ses friches. Un’indagine progettuale su un territtorio produttivo europeo

This thesis investigates the relationship between territory and spaces of production in Val de Sambre, a region of Belgium which has been dramatically shaped by heavy industrialization since the Second Industrial Revolution, and it is facing a progressive abandon of its industrial spaces since the 1970s. The thesis aims at critically understanding the role of those abandoned spaces – the so-called Friches industrielles – both as byproducts of old modes of production and as opportunities for being part of new territorial design scenarios. Read more

Esondazione rallentata. Uno studio sullo spazio pubblico a San’ya, Tokyo

“Tokyo is now for many years the capital of the third Grand Tour. The first had as the center Rome […]; the second was located in the unlimited spaces of the United States where the center was New York […]. Today is the enormous japanese metropoly the destination of the new imaginary and knowledge itinerary grown by the global dimension […]. In Japan […] it seems that everything that is identified as the newest is born directly from the tradition, in
a sort of mystical cohabitation of every temporality” Read more

City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Themes


The Traversée is an urban figure that serves to identify a continuity, a connection, not necessarily physical, between heterogeneous spaces and urban materials linked to production. The planning strategy that accompanies it is based mainly on two principles: on the one hand to contrast the image of the City-factory where the production is structured only within imposing industrial plates that are inserted as waterproof bubbles in the urban fabric; on the other hand, redesigning the role of production spaces within a more complex and capillary system of elements, also structuring with greater clarity what we can now define with production and which enclosures and openings it builds with the rest of the city.  Read more

City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Postcards

The postcards are a student’s interpretation of the subject of the Atelier in relation with a specific place. This exercise induces the students to confront themselves with a dense and stratified territory in a first exploratory and reflective step towards the construction of an understanding of the theme of the Atelier. The works respond to the attempt to convey a personal reading, and therefore loaded with a strong meaning in relation to the theme, through a selective and communicative action, using very few elements. The postcards present in a synthetized way an attention to the place as a material for a new configuration. Read more

City and Production. Explorations towards a design research: #Atlas

Large scale interpretative maps

Those maps are intended as both analytical and planning tools. Free from complying with the strict administrative divisions they also define a “Turin Region” according to the issue each map is meant to focus on. Within the “City and Production” Design Unit, the collective mapping work explores the underlying logic of contemporary manufacturing and the way it is nowadays making the city. The practice was meant to build a common framework highlighting topics and issues and constituting a valid background for the design exercises. Read more

Horizontal Metropolis: Summer school

+ Architecture in Belgium and Bozar invite you to the Horizontal Metropolis Summer School, organized as part of the exhibition Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project realized under the direction of the architect and urbanist Paola Viganò. The Summer School will take place from July 9th to July 15th 2018, in Brussels.

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Teaching urban design

On 19th February will be held in Turin a seminar entitled “Are we all designers? Teaching and learning to design architecture “, proposed by the Collegio di Architettura. The discussion will focus on the teaching of architecture in the three years of the Bachelor degree. Following are the questions put by the editors and the contribution of urbanism. Read more

What does it mean today to design a “productive space”?

The question represent the main research objective of the Urban Design Atelier 17/18 (Bachelor’s degree course in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin). The students try to explore this issues following three categories of production: agricultural, manufacturing and cultural (artcraft).

Below you should find some results of the different project proposals. Read more