In the course of ten days of successive and parallel workshops, master students of architecture will engage with a process of public transformation of a former industrial site in the city of Turin.
The site was the subject of a call for applications promoted by the Co-City competition (winner of the first European Urban Innovative Actions call) that proposed the design of forms of collaboration between administration and active citizenship, and now suspended. With the purpose of ‘unlocking’ a blocked process of transformation of public space, students will experiment different approaches to the agency of design actions.
Through scientific contributions offered by experts in their own field from five different European institutions, the Summer School will give students the tools to strategically approach complex procedural problems through architectural design as a collective and socio-technical tool for action, and to effectively intervene as actors within a diachronic design process.
Call for students
We are looking for outstanding Master students. We will select 3 students from each of the following institutions: KTH, Architectural Association London, University of Belgrade, TU Berlin, Politecnico di Torino. Additionally, we will accept up to 5 outstanding students from any institution.
Tuition is free and students will take care of travel and accommodation expenses.
The workshop will be held in English and a good level of proficiency is expected from all participants.
To apply, send the following to email@example.com by July 5th: an updated CV; A4 landscape portfolio (max 5 pages); and a motivation letter of 400 words or less.
Applications will be reviewed by the workshop tutors and coordinating team and the results will be communicated by July 10th.
Call for PhD
The Summer School is the final appointment of a discussion carried out within the doctoral course "The innovation of the architectural project: practice and criticism", held as part of the Ph.D. program "Architecture, History and Project" at the Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino by prof. Giovanni Durbiano and Alessandro Armando, authors of “La Teoria del Progetto Architettonico: dai disegni agli effetti”. The course has brought together a number of positions on the problem of innovation in architectural design. Through the participation of several scholars from European universities, including some of the international partners participating in the Summer School, a research exchange and debate was built around architectural design theory(-ies), through seminars and meetings, that will find practical application in the Summer School workshop. The following meetings were held at the Politecnico di Torino in the course of 2019:
On the occasion of the Summer School (September 4th-14th) we invite contributions for a Ph.D. Research Marathon (September 14th-15th) that, through theoretical argumentation, case studies, and fieldwork, attempt to answer the following questions:
To apply, submit a 350-word abstracts on completed research, or work-in-progress. Deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 15th July 2019. Full papers deadline for accepted abstract will be announced in July 2019. Please email paper abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org . Notifications will be sent by Wednesday July 31st 2019. Curated proceedings of the Ph.D. course and Research Marathon will be published. Please note that applicants must be registered as current Ph.D. students at the time of application. Submissions of proposals for research presentations are welcome from all backgrounds and nationalities.
The Summer School will take place from the 4th to the 14th of September, 2019, according to the following program:
The School will involve five tutors from five major European architecture schools, who will lead parallel workshops and work with small teams of students to address the problem and contribute to unlock the project from different standpoints.
Funding is provided by the Politecnico di Torino
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