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Studying the history of practices. Housing history and the everyday

01ULHRK

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

English

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Architecture. History And Project - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
De Pieri Filippo Professore Associato ICAR/18 10 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
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2019/20
PERIOD: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER In recent years, housing history has proved to be a fruitful field of exchange between scholars with different competences and an exceptional testing ground to experiment with methods and practices of historical research. The course aims to observe the multifaceted panorama of studies that have dealt with the history of 20th century collective housing, interweaving different scales and cultures of the project and adopting a plurality of perspectives, methodologies, and approaches. The course aims to analyze and discuss some the most significant trends (i.e. the use of microhistory, the growing interest for comparative history and transnational studies, the return of typological studies...) that have contributed to question methodologies and sources of the historical studies on collective urban housing. Students will be asked to critically assess research methods related to the history of architecture, to the analysis of the built environment, to the study of the practices of appropriation and transformation of the space, to the study of individual and collective memories, in order to investigate the history of postwar ordinary residential landscape. Participants to the course will be involved in a fieldwork-based research exercise conducted on one or more representative case studies, the choice of which will be the subject of a specific moment of the seminar activity. For the 2019/20 edition, the course will focus on the comparative history of collective living for the middle classes and will find its final moment in an international workshop to be held in Turin in Milan as part of COST Action 18137 "European Middle-Class Mass Housing", with the participation of scholars and doctoral candidates from the European universities involved in the project. The course will be taught in English.
PERIOD: SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER In recent years, housing history has proved to be a fruitful field of exchange between scholars with different competences and an exceptional testing ground to experiment with methods and practices of historical research. The course aims to observe the multifaceted panorama of studies that have dealt with the history of 20th century collective housing, interweaving different scales and cultures of the project and adopting a plurality of perspectives, methodologies, and approaches. The course aims to analyze and discuss some the most significant trends (i.e. the use of microhistory, the growing interest for comparative history and transnational studies, the return of typological studies...) that have contributed to question methodologies and sources of the historical studies on collective urban housing. Students will be asked to critically assess research methods related to the history of architecture, to the analysis of the built environment, to the study of the practices of appropriation and transformation of the space, to the study of individual and collective memories, in order to investigate the history of postwar ordinary residential landscape. Participants to the course will be involved in a fieldwork-based research exercise conducted on one or more representative case studies, the choice of which will be the subject of a specific moment of the seminar activity. For the 2019/20 edition, the course will focus on the comparative history of collective living for the middle classes and will find its final moment in an international workshop to be held in Turin in Milan as part of COST Action 18137 "European Middle-Class Mass Housing", with the participation of scholars and doctoral candidates from the European universities involved in the project. The course will be taught in English.
The course will be articulated in two modules: -A series of lectures and seminars on a set of recent studies and researches devoted to the history of 20th century collective housing (10 hours) -A field-work research experience conducted in Turin and Milan (10 hours) Students will be required to actively attend the lectures and the seminars and to take part in the fieldwork research exercise, individually or as a group. They will be asked to give an oral presentation during the seminar and to prepare a final paper.
The course will be articulated in two modules: -A series of lectures and seminars on a set of recent studies and researches devoted to the history of 20th century collective housing (10 hours) -A field-work research experience conducted in Turin and Milan (10 hours) Students will be required to actively attend the lectures and the seminars and to take part in the fieldwork research exercise, individually or as a group. They will be asked to give an oral presentation during the seminar and to prepare a final paper.
F. De Pieri, B. Bonomo, G. Caramellino, F. Zanfi (a cura di) Storie di case. Abitare l’Italia del boom, Roma, Donzelli, 2013. G. Caramellino, F. De Pieri, C. Renzoni, Explorations in the Middle-class City: Turin, 1945-1980, Siracusa, LetteraVentidue, 2015. G. Caramellino, F. Zanfi (eds.), Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change, Bern, Peter Lang, 2015. F. De Pieri, Osvaldo Piacentini e il Villaggio della Nebbiara. Culture abitative, culture urbanistiche e cattolicesimo sociale a Reggio Emilia nel secondo dopoguerra, “Città e Storia”, XIII, 1-2 (2018), pp. 97-116. G. Caramellino, F. De Pieri, Private generalizations: the emergence of the micro scale in historical research on modern housing, in Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke (eds), Productive Universals/Specific Situations: Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2019, pp. 295-313.
F. De Pieri, B. Bonomo, G. Caramellino, F. Zanfi (a cura di) Storie di case. Abitare l’Italia del boom, Roma, Donzelli, 2013. G. Caramellino, F. De Pieri, C. Renzoni, Explorations in the Middle-class City: Turin, 1945-1980, Siracusa, LetteraVentidue, 2015. G. Caramellino, F. Zanfi (eds.), Post-War Middle-Class Housing: Models, Construction and Change, Bern, Peter Lang, 2015. F. De Pieri, Osvaldo Piacentini e il Villaggio della Nebbiara. Culture abitative, culture urbanistiche e cattolicesimo sociale a Reggio Emilia nel secondo dopoguerra, “Città e Storia”, XIII, 1-2 (2018), pp. 97-116. G. Caramellino, F. De Pieri, Private generalizations: the emergence of the micro scale in historical research on modern housing, in Anne Kockelkorn, Nina Zschocke (eds), Productive Universals/Specific Situations: Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2019, pp. 295-313.
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