Italy, Piacenza

LANDSCAPE 4.0 - Sharing spaces for the future cities

when 29 August 2018 - 14 September 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 250

The 2018 edition, in continuity with the themes dealt of the previous editions, focuses the attention on the multiple and complementary forms of integration between landscape and society. Sharing is proposed as a key word for the trasformative processes of contemporary landscapes and territories. Only a careful research for identities of places, where local communities can be recognized and rediscovered themselves, allows us to reach a quality that integrates spatiality with the sense of sociality. Along this background, the direction and the coordination of the wprkshop identifies some paradigmatic places in the enlarged territory of the city of Piacenza, taken as an exemplary case-studies of contemporary conditions.

Deeply, the landscapes that are proposed to students as a basis for discussion and comparison - complex and interdiciplinary - and as object of the design experimentation, correspond with some abandoned military areas of the city that built an interacting and multi-scale sequence along the axis of Via Emilia Pavese: Pontieri Laboratory, Pertite Barracks, Lusignani Barracks. Because of their location on the northern edge of the city and at the same time in contact with the fluvial areas of the future Po River Park, the regeneration (physical-spatial, socio-economic, technical-infrastructural) of these 3 urban places can be understood as an opportunity for a wide rethinking and re-interpretation of the relationships among architecture-city-landscape in the contemporary reality. The design work for visions that joins spatiality and sociality is in many ways one of the most stressed frontier of current disciplinary research at international level and will be addressed here without limits of scale in a renewed and continually fluctuating relationships among the local and the global plan, without a priori functional definitions.

Course leader

Guya Bertelli | POLIMI
with
Sara Protasoni | POLIMI
Carlos García Vázquez | ETSAS
Carmen Andriani | UNIGE

Target group

Participation is open to students attending the 3rd year of Bachelor Degree Courses and to students attending a Master in Architecture, Design, Engineering and Planning, as well as to PhD research students in disciplines of architecture and urban planning. The program is restricted to a maximum of 100 selected students.
Students have to submit their application form via the website on the Registration page (http://www.intschool.polimi.it/regist_18en.php). The application must be accompanied by a scientific curriculum and a letter of motivation (maximum 2 A4 pages).

Course aim

The OC - International Summer School of Piacenza focuses the attention on the multiple and complementary forms of integration between landscape and society.

Credits info

8 EC
None

Fee info

EUR 250: The fee includes weekday evening meals, workshop’s and lectures’ attendance and workshop’s materials (printing and plotting, CD, and some model materials) and visit to Biennale, on Sept the 1st (bus + entrance ticket to Biennale). Fee 1 of the 250 euro for registrations until June 20th 2018.
EUR 280: The fee includes weekday evening meals, workshop’s and lectures’ attendance and workshop’s materials (printing and plotting, CD, and some model materials) and visit to Biennale, on Sept the 1st (bus + entrance ticket to Biennale). Fee 2 of the 280 euro for registrations until July 15th 2018.

Scholarships

None