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
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
+ 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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There are two opposite ways of modern public space. The first one is the pedagogical space: expression of morphological path to citizenship. The second one is the dystopian space filled with waste and wild animals. The latter is recurring in movies and novels that deal with the loss of the future (i.e. Children of Men, by Alfonso Cuarón). The optimistic (public) space of the future is opposite to the (public) space that has lost the future. Read more
On 10th May 2018 from 9:30 am to 16:00 pm will be held, at Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation – Multifuncional hall (1st floor), a study day in honor of Carlo Donolo and his research.
Below the program
Cosa succede alla ricerca in Architettura? Come cambiano le pratiche e gli stili della ricerca, gli stessi profili dei ricercatori? Siamo in una situazione accelerata di passaggio, non cumulativa, e niente affatto univoca, che sovrappone caratteri non concilianti. Guardare al mutamento dal lato delle istituzioni universitarie, culturali, valutative significa coglierne inerzie e innovazioni, fedeltà ritualistica e apprendimento sociale; misurare le une e le altre con l’idea (cautamente ottimistica) che tutt’ora permanga una qualche specificità per la cultura architettonica italiana, ma che questa necessiti di essere sostenuta entro un’ampia discussione pubblica.
Below the program of the Design Unit on City and Production, of the Bachelor Degree in Architecture at Polytechnic of Turin A.Y. 2017-2018