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City & Production days – 3rd meeting

On the 16th January 2019 will be held, at Polytechnich of Turin -Zodiac Room, the third meeting of City & Production.

The fundamental economy concerns goods and services that are basically used by all citizens, regardless of income. This form of production has deep links with the territories. Two years after the publication of the book on Fundamental Economics, Angelo Salento proposes a reasoning on what has been presented as a Manifesto, discussing its criticisms and developments. With this conference C & P Lab begins to explore the transdisciplinary boundaries of the concept of production, in a dialogue that opens up to different knowledge.

Below the program


Psicoanali e Architettura

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

Spazi e corpi. Il progetto urbanistico contemporaneo


Masterclass on Productive Territories

The Masterclass “Productive Territories” is an opportunity to increase the reflection about the relationship between production and territory. It will be held on 4-5th October 2018 at IUAV University of Venice. 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

Incontro sulla ricerca nelle Scuole di Architettura

Cosa succede alla ricerca in Architettura? Come cambiano le pratiche e gli stili della ricerca, gli stessi profili dei ricercatori? In un panorama istituzionale segnato da forti diseguaglianze il ruolo delle grandi istituzioni universitarie e del Politecnico di Torino tra queste, è cruciale.

L’incontro che proponiamo è teso a implementare una riflessione critica sulle pratiche e sulle politiche per la ricerca avviate in questi anni, ai fini di governare sempre più attentamente una situazione accelerata di passaggio, non cumulativa, e niente affatto univoca. La base informativa dalla quale ricostruire le dinamiche strutturali che si vogliono osservare è costituita dal quadro emerso dal primo e secondo esercizio di valutazione della ricerca universitaria.

Città e democrazia

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