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Postcards from productive territories: factory cities

#4 Turin

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Torino è considerata la company town più importante in Italia. Una città in cui l’attività produttiva di una sola impresa ha trainato una crescita vertiginosa della popolazione: da 700.000 a oltre un milione di abitanti nel decennio 70-80, con conseguente ipersaturazione del suolo e rapidissime urbanizzazioni. Oggi Torino si confronta con il lascito imponente della città fordista e con la necessità di emanciparsi da quel modello. Read more

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Traverser la ville fragile #2

The Urban Design Atelier of the Architecture Bachelor third year reflected on Turin investigating seven traversées throughout the project. The results of such an exercise are sintetically presented here with a short description and selected images of the case studied which evoke some crucial issues. At the foundation of this work is a manifesto which is here summed. Read more

Traverser la ville fragile #1

The Urban Design Atelier of the Architecture Bachelor third year reflected on Turin investigating seven traversées throughout the project. The results of such an exercise are sintetically presented here with a short description and selected images of the case studied which evoke some crucial issues. At the foundation of this work is a manifesto which is here summed. Read more

After ten years from the Olympic Games: is the debate just outside?

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Interiors rewrites of the Olympic Village buildings, made by students, immigrants, families which live in social housing scheme.

Below a note on the Olympic village in Al Jazeera article

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/01/italian-olympics-legacy-home-refugees-160119073150977.html

 

The space of the refugees. Turin

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The highest immigrant influx to Europe since World War II is underway. The impact on the territories is huge. Transit routes produce corridors, gateways and borders, camps, temporary and permanent reception structures. This thesis investigates on the spatial dimension of this phenomenon starting from its different forms of living. The focus is on Italy and Turin where over two-hundred reception structures build a dense constellation of hidden places in the urban fabric. Read more

Exclusion in Turin

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“Poverty, feminine noun, singular. Errata corrige. Poverty, feminine noun, plural.” The 2015 Caritas Report about poverty in Italy starts like this. In recent years a dramatic increase of Italian and foreign workers has been measured, who have used up any type of social safety net, including the family network. That is totaly new for Italy. The State, forced by the European spending review, cuts the social services and delegates to the family, which, at the mercy of the crisis and unsupported, is no longer able to support the weakest links within it. Read more

The eccedent space. Explorations in the south of Turin

The two books here showed include the results of the Atelier of Urban Design The eccedent space. Explorations in the south of Turin. The outcomes are ten territorial sections of six kilometers, ten investigations on specific issues related to selected places crossed by the sections, ten projects aimed to experiment different ways of living within the same city.

The Atelier was led by Angelo Sampieri (Urbanistica) and Silvia Crivello (Sociologia dell’ambiente), with the collaboration of Federico Guiati, Leonardo Ramondetti and Quirino Spinelli (CDL Magistrale in Architettura per il Progetto Sostenibile, Politecnico di Torino A.A. 2014-2015).

An exploration of the relations between bodies and spaces. The Urban Interiors

The body is at the centre of the design of public space, even before the individual traditions of pragmatic and liberal thinking. Read more

The care of public space

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The thesis moves from a reflection on the current configuration of public space in the contemporary city, that assumes the character of a space fleeting, fragmentary, temporary, linked to single occasions. Characters very different from those that characterized the public space in the twentieth century and it drove its projects. Read more

Religions within the city

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<<In our building [it] concerned only the maids and cooks. Of course, I began to understand that Allah was concerned not only the poor […] but we were lucky enough to not feel the need. >> Pamuk talks about the relationship between the rich middle class with the religion during the 60s: a matter of servants and cooks. The Westernization and the modernization meant a radical detachment from places and practices of the religion. Read more