Izmo Summer School 2012 | Designing the Semi-public Space | Torino, Italy
What: Summer School
Topic: Designing the Semi-public Space
When: July 16th – 25th, 2012
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm
How: Lectures, Design Workshop, Installation in the Cecchi Point’s courtyard
Organization: Izmo in partnership with Politecnico di Torino, Cecchi Point, Circoscrizione 7 in the City of Turin
Fee: 440€ until June 21th || 550€ until July 9th
Izmo has organized the second edition of the International Summer School in Turin from July 16th to July 25th 2012, which focuses on the semi-public space. The course is targeted to students, graduates, professionals, and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of semi-public space and its redevelopment.
The lectures (in English language) will be held by members of Izmo (experts, doctoral candidates and PhD holders), and will address issues relating to the semi-public space, with the aim to provide insights as broad and multidisciplinary as possible. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand methods of participation and field research that will enable him or her to observe the space and interact with citizens and stakeholders.
The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with esterni [Italy] and Bureau Detours [Denmark] that as special-guests will show their projects and approaches to the semi-public space.
At the end of their lessons, participants will intervene effectively on the semi-public space of Cecchi-Point: a multicultural hub of a neighborhood located in Turin, near Izmo’s office. Students will design and realize a series of installations and furnishings to help redevelop the courtyard of Cecchi-Point that represents the heart of the aggregative neighborhood space. Each student will have all the materials and work tools necessary and will be mentored by Izmo staff in every phase of the project.
Participants of the Summer School will be awarded 3 credits, recognized by the Politecnico di Torino, transferrable at any other university (in Europe with ECTS).
In addition, we will provide constant support in logistics, housing research, mobility, and tourism.
For any further information, please visit the web site.
Izmo was established in 2006 in Turin, Italy. The association focuses on participatory process, local development, architecture, design and ICT. The name Izmo originates from the word isthmus, a thin line of land that joins two areas. Our research topic is in fact the territory: where interactions take place between public space and individuals. Our mission is to link the territories, the people with the land and the citizens with each other. We do this, for instance, through projects of urban design, installation; organization of seminars, meetings and workshops; and developing of Web platforms. In all cases, the projects designed by Izmo come from reading and from listening to people and places that will benefit from our operations.
Izmo – made to gather
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