Italy, Alghero (Sassari)

Innovative Learning Spaces. A city for everyone

when 26 August 2018 - 1 September 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 50

ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces is the scientific school organized by DADU (Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sassari within the SPIN-APP project Innovative Spaces for Learning - Regional Law n.7, "Promotion of scientific research and technological innovation in Sardinia"), with the contribution of Sardegna Ricerche under the project “Scientific School 2017-2018”. The third edition is organized in collaboration with 13 international institutional partners, associations and companies. ILS_Innovative Learning Spaces is the first interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to learning spaces in the field of the research and of the project. According to the idea that the school buildings are not the exclusively places for learning, the whole city can be understood as an urban learning platform, a place to incentivize the knowledge process. In this context, the new technologies and the tools for the Augmented Reality contribute to the enhancement of the active and didactic role of urban environments. ILS will explore these concepts within the workshop where experts, students and professionals will develop new ideas and design proposals based on interdisciplinary and transversal principles. The theme of the current edition will focus on the “city for everyone” supporting the idea that a learning space -merely scholastic or in a wider sense urban and public- has to be open and inclusive, especially for the subjects on the margins of social dynamics and weak in the standard processes of use and appropriation of the city. The topic does not involve just disability issues, but it aims to explore spatial and technologic tools to enable spontaneous learning processes assuming the active role of the subjects in the space as supported by several neuroscientific studies.

Course leader

Teaching staff and lectures
Enric Batlle, Gonçalo Byrne, Paolo Calidoni, Valter Caldana, Arnaldo Cecchini, Patrick Fransen, Massimo Ferrari, Anne Lacaton, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Luca Molinari, Gianluigi Mondaini, Jean Philippe Vassal, Beate Weyland, Donatel

Target group

The Scientific School is open to students, undergraduates, graduates and professionals interested in innovative learning spaces.
Fields of interest: architecture, urban design, pedagogy, education, school design.

Course aim

The school will last 7 days, from 26 august to 1 september. The school will be organized as an intensive workshop. The students will be involved in focus groups, debates, lectures, and studios coordinated by renowned architects.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 50: 50 € - The cost includes the registration fee for all the activities of the School. Until 25th Jun
EUR 340: The cost includes the registration fee, the accommodation in a double room and breakfast for the duration of the school (7 nights). Access is subject to availability.


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