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Academic Year 2007/08
01KVAEM, 01KVAEL
Technical innovation and industrial policies
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture (Construction) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture (Urban And Territorial Design) - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Tombesi Paolo       60 0 0 0 2
SSD CFU Activities Area context
SECS-P/07 6 C - Affini o integrative Cultura scientifica, umanistica, giuridica, economica, socio-politica
Syllabus
The aim of this subject is to position and discuss architecture in relation to the world of production, economic interests and community benefits, at different scales. The discussion is coloured by the notion of innovation - what it means from a social, technical and cultural point of view, and how it enters and affects different building markets. Attention is directed at understanding the distinction between innovation on one side and invention and technological change on the other. In this context, architecture's connection with planning and building disciplines is examined and criticised in the attempt to formulate a strategic framework for its use as an environmental policy instrument.
To this end, the subject touches upon four different sets of issues: 1) dynamics and incentives for the development of new knowledge; 2) methods for its management and dissemination; 3) identification of sustainable conditions; 4) definition of industrial strategies.
On completion of the subject students should be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between public policy, building markets and technical progress.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2006/07
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