On the themes of city and production we report the blog Industrial Urbanism:
“This project is about redefining the role of industry in our urban areas, making it an integral part of our cities. Through, real-time projects and research we explore the ways industry creates places, sustains jobs, and promotes environmental sustainability. This is the future of manufacturing. This is the future of our cities.”
On 5th October 2017 will be held a conference at Polytecnich of Turin – Zodiac Room from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
This research comes from a certain interest and curiosity developed during these years and through two university experiences in Germany, at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, during the bachelor years, the second at TU Berlin during the master. The purpose of this study is to investigate contemporary city housing spaces, in particular in Berlin that has been one of the most interesting experimental areas for architecture and urbanism. Read more
The city in the course of history has been described in many ways, it’s always tried to “tamper” and program it, but in fact it could compared to a large organism that evolves, mutes, splits, joins always to something unexpected, of unpredictable, but too many are the individuals and factors involved in it inside to allow us to fully control it.
If we return to consider the practice of walking as a primary the cognitive tool of the city, we can actually come across hidden, marginal ones that feed on residues, reality they had been forget or perhaps simply ignore: slums.
These small outbreaks stand out on the European urban landscape with an almost viral connotation, forming a constellation of parallel “small cities” that grow and emerge on unexpected land as mine exploded. Slums representing the provisionality of the city claim their right to appear. Read more
This research aims at exploring the ordinary spaces of contemporary cities and at investigating the way in which nowadays social dynamics and contacts express themselves in the urban mileu. […] Although ordinary spaces seem to be significant only to a few segments of the urban population, they cannot be discarded or overlooked: the majority of city inhabitants still reside there. Their interpretation should be questioned right through the new tensions put up by the emerging contemporary urban system. On one hand, ordinary spaces are in contraposition with the rising networked space that concentrates around nodes and centralities. On the other hand, they are the terrain for proximity, still relevant even if mutated after technological revolutions. Ordinary spaces, then, are still alive and host new forms of living the public sphere. […] Read more
Below, we publish a quotation from Maurice Halbwachs (1938), “Morphologie sociale”, reported by Luciano Vettoretto, following the work of ws n. 9 Cities and Production of the XX SIU Conference (Rome 2017) Read more
The aim of this note is to resume in some, few synthetic points, reasons and ways of ws n. 9 Cities and Production of the XX SIU Conference (Rome 2017) Read more
Here below is an excerpt of the written notes to guide the discussion of the 9th workshop of the SIU National Conference, that will be held in Rome on 12-14 June 2017