11 September 2021
Landscape of[f] Limitsonline course
After focusing on the Po riverfront within the last edition (the subject was: Po River Regained, The New Piacenza Landscape) LOL2021 moves from topics discussed in UNHabitat Last Report (“Cities and Pandemics: Towards a More Just, Green and Healthy Future”). Opening words of UNHabitat Dossier are intensively describing conditions of contemporary urban realities. And Piacenza can be seen as an exemplar case study. The workshop is looking at some in-between areas among the river bank and the historical city center, characterized by high centrality, strong accessibility but also a lack in landscape and urban quality. LOL looks forward to testing the integration of ecology, nature, cultural, and collective functions among a process oriented to trigger a process for a Piacenza post-COVID: towards a more just, green and healthy future.
The Piacenza territory – intended as topical and paradigmatic case-study - is object of the intensive design experience. The students will be called to work in groups, assisted and addressed by a teaching staff, about projects able to regenerate some areas on the northern edge of the town. The name of the didactic and research experience, “Landscape of[f] Limits”, stresses exactly this special condition of a site, characterized by limits, both physical and virtual, strongly impacting on the quality and identity of the collective space, that asks for a general rethinking. A series of conferences and internal lectures will elevate the scientific quality of the workshop, discussing about contemporary topics and issues of landscape and architectural international culture.
DIRECTION: Prof. Sara Protasoni (POLIMI ). COORDINATION: Chiara Locardi, Michele Roda, Sara Anna Sapone. REGISTRATION OFFICE:
Anna Rachele Solimando
The LOL Landscape of[f] Limits Summer School is open to a maximum of 80 students enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree and Master in Architecture.
The students will be called to work in groups, assisted and addressed by a teaching staff, about projects able to regenerate some areas on the northern edge of the town of Piacenza.
At the end of the workshop, the School will release a participation certification. It means (for students 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) 8 CFU which can be used as the internship credits required for graduation or as elective courses. For other universities, the validation of credits depends on their respective schools.
EUR 0: For all students, from Politecnico di Milano or from others universities, attending LOL Summer School is free of charge.