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Postcards from productive territories: productive platforms

Instead of getting stuck in European shocking crisis, contemporary forms of production rather redefine the role of territory. The hypothesis carried out here is that an acute gaze at contemporary spaces of production could describe the territories of a different Europe. A selection of images and considerations (likewise postcards) from nine case-studies is a first step of an ongoing research on territory and economy. Read more

Territories in crisis. Mid-term report

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The mid-term report of the research “Territories in Crisis” will be presented on June 5th at the Politecnico di Torino in the presence of a delegation of the Compagnia di San Paolo (Promotor of the Project) and of the Prof. Enrico Macii (Research and Internationalization Deputy Rector).


The report is available at the following link:





XVII SIU Conference. Italian Urban Planning in the world


On 15-16 May, it has been held in Milan the XVII SIU Conference “Italian Urban Planning in the world. International perspectives, contributions and cultural debts”. The conference focused on the active role of Italian Urbanism in the world today and in the recent past.

On this occasion, were also presented some papers of the research “Territories in crisis”.

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New lifecycles of industrial supports: the case of Aubervilliers

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The case of Aubervilliers shows us the plurality of forms of the contemporary industrial dismantlement. What we can see now (comparing it with the same phenomenon during the Eighties) is that there are so many different ways of dismantlement (mostly related with the recent economic crisis). The complexity of the phenomenon in Aubervilliers requires to look at it with a renovated view and with a specific attention paid to the supports on which the industrial buildings are grounded. It also requires to abandon the ‘linear stories’ related with reusing and recycling: both the ‘tragic’ scenarios of loss of the industrial contexts, and the ‘comforting’ scenarios of regeneration and requalification.

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