Piacenza, Italy

Moving Waters

when 4 September 2023 - 16 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 300

The LOL2023 edition is an ambitious program based on the comparison of highly topical aspects, also linked to climate change: - water, as an element and factor that builds territorial forms and natural ecosystems; - drought, as an increasingly common phenomenon, which transforms the landscape and produces unprecedented spaces to understand, manage, design in the direction of resilience and sustainability; - energy, as the integration of places, infrastructures and forms of land use capable of becoming productive landscapes in terms of energy, in the direction of more sustainable, fair and supportive communities. The Po River becomes, together with the territories it crosses, an exemplary case study, as well as an extraordinary opportunity for the application and experimentation of the most recent water-sensitive design strategies. The design work on the water territories will be developed with the support of a series of "stories" with respect to the Po, its history, and its topicality which - in a logic of overlapping and disciplinary hybridization - will involve ecology, literature and history. ”.

Course leader

DIRECTION: Sara Protasoni; COORDINATION: Michele Roda, Federico Di Cosmo, Giulia Cazzaniga; ORGANIZATION: Sara Barani, Andrea Foppiani, Davide Montanari; REGISTRATION OFFICE: Anna Rachele Solimando.

Target group

The LOL Landscape of[f] Limits summer school is open to 100 students. The selection of participants is through the digital application of a brief curriculum vitae and a portfolio (highlighting didactic and professional experiences in the workshop topics) to be uploaded through a form here.

Course aim

The course's aim is to activate a debate on the theme of summer school with project proposals and related models of architecture and landscape.

Credits info

8 EC
For each participant, the LOL 2023 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 internship 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 in publications by Politecnico di Milano.

Fee info

EUR 300: The contribution fee covers costs for dinners, maquette materials, and workshop basic tools. The contribution fee is not refundable.