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Urbanism

01RUMPQ, 01RUMQA

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Costruzione Citta' - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Pianificazione Territoriale, Urbanistica E Paesaggistico-Ambientale - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 42
Esercitazioni in aula 18
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Doglio Federica       42 18 0 0 5
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/21 6 B - Caratterizzanti Progettazione urbanistica e pianificazione territoriale
2020/21
The contemporary city, and in particular the urban theories that found the field of urbanism, are the core of this course, that aims to encourage students to think, because “La città contemporanea, con il proprio carattere instabile e perennemente incompiuto sollecita il dubbio, l’esplorazione, la sperimentazione” (B.Secchi, Prima lezione di Urbanistica). We will examine positions, case studies and thoughts on the contemporary city; we will also define a framework within investigate meaningful positions in the debate on the city of the last seventy years, from postwar (WWII) till nowadays.
The contemporary city, and in particular the urban theories that found the field of urbanism, are the core of this course, that aims to encourage students to think, because “La città contemporanea, con il proprio carattere instabile e perennemente incompiuto sollecita il dubbio, l’esplorazione, la sperimentazione” (B.Secchi, Prima lezione di Urbanistica). We will examine positions, case studies and thoughts on the contemporary city; we will also define a framework within investigate meaningful positions in the debate on the city of the last seventy years, from postwar (WWII) till nowadays.
At the end of the course we expect students to have acquired tools to contextualize urban design fields related to emerging issues of the contemporary city, as the program of the Master Degree within it is included demands. This course aims to guide the student in the development of a critic capability, to understand the reasons that found the project of the contemporary city and the complexity that inevitably subtends it. A wide knowledge on urban topics is at the same time at the base of this course, but also one of its objectives. A cultured designer will contribute to build visions on the city of the future, starting from a knowledge on urban theories.
At the end of the course we expect students to have acquired tools to contextualize urban design fields related to emerging issues of the contemporary city, as the program of the Master Degree within it is included demands. This course aims to guide the student in the development of a critic capability, to understand the reasons that found the project of the contemporary city and the complexity that inevitably subtends it. A wide knowledge on urban topics is at the same time at the base of this course, but also one of its objectives. A cultured designer will contribute to build visions on the city of the future, starting from a knowledge on urban theories.
The students need to have acquired notions and knowledge about the traditions of contemporary European urbanism.
The students need to have acquired notions and knowledge about the traditions of contemporary European urbanism.
Urbanism is a complex matter that concerns the city, the environment, their controls and modifications: layered praxis that dialogue with economy, sociology, politics, laws, architecture. This is the starting point for this course. Themes, that had been selected to understand reasons, issues, problems and theories that found the project of the contemporary city, are articulated into four modules (12 hours class for each module). The modules in turn are divided into three parts each: writings (a) – the author and the debate (b), case studies and research materials (c). 1) Intellectual Grids. Team X. 1a. Writings: - Stem, Shadrach Woods (1960); - Web, Shadrach Woods (1962); - How to recognize and read Mat Building. Mainstream in architecture as it has developed towards a mat-building, Alison Smithson (1974); 1b. Shadrach Woods/ Alison and Peter Smithson: the authors and the debate (Team X and Structuralism) 1c. Research material 2) Non-Plans. Cedric Price 2a. Writings: - Non-Plan: an experiment in freedom di Paul Barker, Reyner Banham, Peter Hall (1969) 2b. Cedric Price: the author and the debate 2c. Research material 3) The City in the City. Oswald Mathias Ungers 3a. Writings: - The City in the City. Berlin, a Green Archipelago, con Rem Koolhaas (1977) 3b. O.Mathias Ungers: the author and the debate 3c. Research material 4) Towards the Contemporary City. Rem Koolhaas 4a. Writings: - Towards the contemporary City (1989) 4b. Rem Koolhaas: the author and the debate 4c. Research material
Urbanism is a complex matter that concerns the city, the environment, their controls and modifications: layered praxis that dialogue with economy, sociology, politics, laws, architecture. This is the starting point for this course. Themes, that had been selected to understand reasons, issues, problems and theories that found the project of the contemporary city, are articulated into four modules (12 hours class for each module). The modules in turn are divided into three parts each: writings (a) – the author and the debate (b), case studies and research materials (c). 1) Intellectual Grids. Team X. 1a. Writings: - Stem, Shadrach Woods (1960); - Web, Shadrach Woods (1962); - How to recognize and read Mat Building. Mainstream in architecture as it has developed towards a mat-building, Alison Smithson (1974); 1b. Shadrach Woods/ Alison and Peter Smithson: the authors and the debate (Team X and Structuralism) 1c. Research material 2) Non-Plans. Cedric Price 2a. Writings: - Non-Plan: an experiment in freedom di Paul Barker, Reyner Banham, Peter Hall (1969) 2b. Cedric Price: the author and the debate 2c. Research material 3) The City in the City. Oswald Mathias Ungers 3a. Writings: - The City in the City. Berlin, a Green Archipelago, con Rem Koolhaas (1977) 3b. O.Mathias Ungers: the author and the debate 3c. Research material 4) Towards the Contemporary City. Rem Koolhaas 4a. Writings: - Towards the contemporary City (1989) 4b. Rem Koolhaas: the author and the debate 4c. Research material
This course in Urbanism is articulated into classes and into a group exercise. Classes mean to transmit knowledge on four different programs on urban theories, to help students to be opened to a wider complexity of the urban themes, with new languages, concepts and characters. The group exercise is based on the seminar form, to be developed in class, but not only. Books written by urbanists, architects, geographers, sociologists, economists and philosophers are meant to be a cultural baggage for the students, who are asked to read a book, to present the content in class and to write a critical essay to be published on a scientific journal.
This course in Urbanism is articulated into classes and into a group exercise. Classes mean to transmit knowledge on four different programs on urban theories, to help students to be opened to a wider complexity of the urban themes, with new languages, concepts and characters. The group exercise is based on the seminar form, to be developed in class, but not only. Books written by urbanists, architects, geographers, sociologists, economists and philosophers are meant to be a cultural baggage for the students, who are asked to read a book, to present the content in class and to write a critical essay to be published on a scientific journal.
Essays of urban theory are the fundamental bibliography. They are presented in class, with other research material. - Stem, Shadrach Woods (1960); Web, Shadrach Woods (1962); - Non-Plan: an experiment in freedom, di Paul Barker, Reyner Banham, Peter Hall (1969); - How to recognize and read Mat Building. Mainstream in architecture as it has developed towards a mat-building, Alison Smithson (1974); - Berlin. A Green Archipelago, O.Mathias Ungers and Rem Koolhaas (1977); - Towards the Contemporary City, Rem Koolhaas (1989).
Essays of urban theory are the fundamental bibliography. They are presented in class, with other research material. - Stem, Shadrach Woods (1960); Web, Shadrach Woods (1962); - Non-Plan: an experiment in freedom, di Paul Barker, Reyner Banham, Peter Hall (1969); - How to recognize and read Mat Building. Mainstream in architecture as it has developed towards a mat-building, Alison Smithson (1974); - Berlin. A Green Archipelago, O.Mathias Ungers and Rem Koolhaas (1977); - Towards the Contemporary City, Rem Koolhaas (1989).
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project;
Students who attend the course along the semester are asked to present contents from the fundamental bibliography and their exercise at the final exam (approximately 3 questions). The evaluation will be about the group exercise (40% of the final grade) and the conversation of the final exam (60% of the final grade) . Students who did not attend the course are asked to present the fundamental bibliography, plus another book, chosen among those of the seminar (approximately 5 questions).
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project;
Students who attend the course along the semester are asked to present contents from the fundamental bibliography and their exercise at the final exam (approximately 3 questions). The evaluation will be about the group exercise (40% of the final grade) and the conversation of the final exam (60% of the final grade) . Students who did not attend the course are asked to present the fundamental bibliography, plus another book, chosen among those of the seminar (approximately 5 questions).
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale individuale; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
1. Modalità' di esecuzione dell'esame. L’esame finale è una prova orale individuale e verte sul programma del corso: sui saggi (caricati nell’apposita cartella sul portale della didattica nella sezione materiali) e sulle lezioni trattate in aula (slides caricate anch’esse in formato .pdf all’interno dell’apposita cartella sul portale della didattica in sezione materiali). La prova orale è costituita da 3 domande per gli studenti che hanno frequentato il corso, cioè che hanno svolto almeno due esercizi individuali e hanno partecipato al lavoro di gruppo all’interno del seminario di lettura. L’esame individuale sarà quindi di circa 15 minuti. Qualora lo studente non avesse svolto le esercitazioni durante il corso l’esame consisterà in 5 domande sul programma del corso e su due libri a scelta dello studente (elenco del seminario di lettura), e durerà circa 30 minuti. 2. Criteri di valutazione L’esame orale individuale costituisce circa il 60% della valutazione finale. Il 40% quindi riguarda il lavoro fatto durante il semestre, sia individualmente, sia in gruppo. Nella valutazione finale si terranno in considerazione: la partecipazione attiva dello studente al corso, le valutazioni delle esercitazioni intermedie, e per quanto riguarda la prova orale, la chiarezza espositiva, la capacità di sintesi, la proprietà di linguaggio, la precisione, la correttezza e la capacità dello studente di orientarsi all’interno del dibattito.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual project; Group project;
1. The final exam is an individual conversation among the student and the professor and it is about the contents presented in the course: about the essays (uploaded in their folder in the Portale, inside “Materiali” section) and about the lectures (slides in .pdf format uploaded in the Portale, inside “Materiali” section). If you are a student who attended the course you will be asked 3 questions and the exam will last around 15 minutes. In order to be an attending student, you need to have done at least 2 individual exercises during the course and the reading seminar activity within a group. If you have not attended the course the exam will be about the essays, the lectures, and about 2 books (chosen from the reading seminar list), and the exam will last approximately 30 minutes. 2. The final exam builds the 60% of the final evaluation. Instead, 40% is about the work done during the semester (individual exercises + reading seminar). In the final evaluation the clarity, the synthesis, the precision and the attitude of the student to orient herself/himself in the debate, the active participation to the course, will all betaken into account.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato progettuale individuale; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
1. Modalità' di esecuzione dell'esame. L’esame finale è una prova orale individuale e verte sul programma del corso: sui saggi (caricati nell’apposita cartella sul portale della didattica nella sezione materiali) e sulle lezioni trattate in aula (slides caricate anch’esse in formato .pdf all’interno dell’apposita cartella sul portale della didattica in sezione materiali). La prova orale è costituita da 3 domande per gli studenti che hanno frequentato il corso, cioè che hanno svolto almeno due esercizi individuali e hanno partecipato al lavoro di gruppo all’interno del seminario di lettura. L’esame individuale sarà quindi di circa 15 minuti. Qualora lo studente non avesse svolto le esercitazioni durante il corso l’esame consisterà in 5 domande sul programma del corso e su due libri a scelta dello studente (elenco del seminario di lettura), e durerà circa 30 minuti. 2. Criteri di valutazione L’esame orale individuale costituisce circa il 60% della valutazione finale. Il 40% quindi riguarda il lavoro fatto durante il semestre, sia individualmente, sia in gruppo. Nella valutazione finale si terranno in considerazione: la partecipazione attiva dello studente al corso, le valutazioni delle esercitazioni intermedie, e per quanto riguarda la prova orale, la chiarezza espositiva, la capacità di sintesi, la proprietà di linguaggio, la precisione, la correttezza e la capacità dello studente di orientarsi all’interno del dibattito.
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Individual project; Group project;
1. The final exam is an individual conversation among the student and the professor and it is about the contents presented in the course: about the essays (uploaded in their folder in the Portale, inside “Materiali” section) and about the lectures (slides in .pdf format uploaded in the Portale, inside “Materiali” section). If you are a student who attended the course you will be asked 3 questions and the exam will last around 15 minutes. In order to be an attending student, you need to have done at least 2 individual exercises during the course and the reading seminar activity within a group. If you have not attended the course the exam will be about the essays, the lectures, and about 2 books (chosen from the reading seminar list), and the exam will last approximately 30 minutes. 2. The final exam builds the 60% of the final evaluation. Instead, 40% is about the work done during the semester (individual exercises + reading seminar). In the final evaluation the clarity, the synthesis, the precision and the attitude of the student to orient herself/himself in the debate, the active participation to the course, will all betaken into account.
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