Italy, Piacenza

FRAGILE Landscapes. New Peripheries/New Emergencies/New Productive Cycles.

when 27 August 2019 - 12 September 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 280

The 2019 edition, in continuity with themes discussed in the previous editions, focuses attention on the multiple and complementary forms of integration between project, landscape and society, in a historical phase that requires a continuous redefinition of its own paradigms as a result of the fragility that seems to govern our environments. In particular the projects will be the occasion for a wide-ranging reflection on the solicited questions. On this background, the direction and coordination of the workshop identify some paradigmatic places in the enlarged territory of Piacenza, taking the city and the territory as an exemplary case-study of contemporary conditions. The places and environments that are proposed to students as a basis for discussion and interdisciplinary comparison - and as an object of design experimentation - spring from a thematic matrix capable of reinterpreting the relationship architecture-city-landscape in the contemporary world. In this perspective a wide repertoire of case studies will be activated and made available, considering them potential factors in terms of regeneration, reuse and recovery of an urban quality of living.
Part of the intensive design experience will be the activation of one or more areas in order to build a common and shared vision, also capable of involving new inhabitants. The project will be communicated, during mid-term and final presentations, with the traditional instruments of design discipline (drawings and above all models, in line with the formative approach of Piacenza Campus of the Politecnico di Milano) but also through a form of story-telling (on all, videos) up to a final installation capable of being contaminated with the methods of scenography. The complementary landscapes towards which the Summer School will direct the gaze coincide then on the one hand with the architectural fact itself, rooted in the local context, on the other they are strongly integrated with the urban and territorial dynamics (“the city is the landscape and the landscape is the city").

Course leader

Guya Bertelli | POLIMI
Pierre-Alain Croset | POLIMI
Carlos García Vázquez | ETSAS

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 (www.intschool.polimi.it/regist). The application must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a portfolio 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
For each participant, the OC International Summer School will release an official certificate of attendance. For participants enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree and Master in Architecture from the School of Architettura Urbanistica e Ingegneria delle costruzioni of the Politecnico di Milano, the 8 CFU can be used as the intership credits required for graduation or as elective courses.
The workshop may have different credit values for other universities.
The projects and study models developed during the school may be shown in exhibitions and collected into publications by Politecnico di Milano.

Fee info

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). Fee 1 of the 280 euro for registrations until June 16th 2019.
EUR 350: The fee includes weekday evening meals, workshop’s and lectures’ attendance and workshop’s materials (printing and plotting, CD, and some model materials). Fee 2 of the 350 euro for registrations until July 8th 2019.

Scholarships

None