Pavia, Italy

Mobile Architectures and New Ways to Inhabit the Territory

online course
when 6 July 2020 - 11 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 30

Mobile Architecture and new ways to inhabit the territory is an International Design Summer School that explores the theme of minimal and mobile architecture as a tool to define new ways of living and reactivating the spaces of uncertainty that characterize contemporary society: those in a state of abandonment and peripherals, those affected by emergency situations, those linked to new social needs and those in which the scarcity of services avoids the enhancement of the landscape and the environment.

The International Design Summer School will take place electronically and is organized by the University of Pavia with the collaboration of CrippaConcept, a leading Italian company in the mobile home sector.
The idea is to export the industrial product of mobile homes, now more than consolidated for the outdoor tourism sector, in other areas, in order to be able to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and rapid economic and cultural changes that are affecting our society.

The International Design Summer School will take place in Italian and English (with simultaneous translation) through the use of Zoom and will be organized into two sections:
- ECOlab_Lectures (conference cycle);
- ECOlab_Workshop (project workshop in the form of a competition);

The International Design Summer School will take place from 6 to 11 July 2020.
The activities will take place in a week, after which the participants in the ECOlab_Workshop will have until 3 September to finalize their final presentation.
The projects will be publicly presented to the jury of the competition on September 8, 2020.

Course leader

Carlo Berizzi (associate professor of Architectural and Urban Design of University of Pavia)

Target group

This course is ideal for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students who have an interest in temporary, minimal and mobile architecture and new ways of living.

Course aim

We intend to promote a reflection on the relationship between permanence and temporariness of architecture and on the possibility of intervening with minimal and reversible acts to trigger new ways to inhabit the territory.

Credits info

4 EC
To participating students will be recognized:
2 credits for participation to ECOlab_Lectures
2 credits for participation to the ECOlab_Workshop
4 ECTS For participation to both
Students are responsible for applying for credit recognition at their institution

Fee info

EUR 30: Fee for ECOlab_Lectures
• Early application (before June 10): € 30.-
• Regular application (after June 10): € 50.-
EUR 50: Fee for both ECOlab_Lectures + ECOlab_Workshop
• Early application (before June 10): € 50.-
• Regular appication (after June 10): € 80.-


No scholarship available