Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
(It) Inclusive design nelle scienze dell'architettura e dell'ingegneria
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Architecture - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Bosia Daniela ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/12 60 0 0 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/12 6 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
In the cultural context of accessibility - interpreted as the opportunity for all to "use" the city and the buildings and participate autonomously in social life - the course proposes to deal and deepen the topics of inclusion and urban security, with a multidisciplinary approach and with a particular attention to the new opportunities from IT. The course is proposed by the Research Center "TURIN ACCESSIBILITY LAB - Accessibility to Cultural Heritage, Safety and usability for built environment" of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Politecnico di Torino. Contributions from all the disciplines represented in the center are provided.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will understand the complexity of the issue of accessibility to different scales and with reference to different areas/contexts (environmental, urban, construction, services, information ...). The student will learn to develop an analysis of needs expressed by different kinds of users and to properly associate to them specifics project requirements and performances, related to different scales: outdoor space, buildings, objects, technological and social systems.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
A general knowledge, interest and sensitivity for the analysis of users' needs are required.
The course provides specific contributions about the following topics:
- introduction to the concepts of accessibility, usability and their multi-scale nature;
- regulations and methodological approach for an inclusive design in architecture, design and engineering;
- safety of urban environment, home and offices;
- analysis of user requirements for the definition of needs and behaviors in view of inclusion;
- architectural, urban, cultural and perceptive barriers;
- inclusive and multisensory design;
- ambient assisted living;
- systemic design and anthropology design;
- Capability approach and social cohesion.
Furthermore, students will be involved in an accessibility multidisciplinary project on a complex case study, putting into practice the contents learned in theory and experiencing innovative solutions in several fields (in function of the specific features of their degree course): the city, the architecture, the design of objects, the home automation systems, the wayfinding, the communication, the internet of things, the services supporting people in a condition of difficulty and marginality.
Delivery modes
The course consists of lectures, seminars involving the participation of external experts and exercise on a multi-disciplinary themes.
The "experiential" activities will be:
• visits to cases studies of interest, to analyze solutions in urban and construction contexts and assess the real possibilities of mobility and enjoyment of built space;
• practical experience with the intent to experience the difficulties of motor and sensory deficits and the potential of sensorial perception;
• meeting with people with disabilities, for understanding obstacles, dangers, difficulties and change the point of view.
These activities will be organized with the collaboration of the DAD Laboratories.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
• Alberto Arenghi, Ilaria Garofolo, Oddbjorn Sørmoen (a cura di), Accessibility as a key enabling knowledge for enhancement of cultural heritage, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016.
• Pianificazione, Disegno Urbano, Gestione degli Spazi per la sicurezza. Manuale, AGIS – Action SAFEPOLIS 2006 – 2007.
• Osservatorio Barriere Architettoniche, Oltre la Normativa. Progettare senza barriere, Provincia di Cuneo, 2006.
• Ilaria Garofolo, Christina Conti (a cura di), Accessibilità e valorizzazione dei beni culturali. Temi per la progettazione di luoghi e spazi per tutti, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016.
• Antonio Lauria (a cura di), I Piani per l'Accessibilità: Una sfida per promuovere l'autonomia dei cittadini e valorizzare i luoghi dell'abitare, Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2012.
• Alberto Arenghi (a cura di), Design for All. Progettare senza barriere architettoniche, UTET Scienze Tecniche, Torino, 2007
• Maria Cristina Azzolino, Angela Lacirignola (a cura di), Progettare per tutti: dalle barriere architettoniche all'accessibilità. Atti del workshop, Roma, Aracne Editrice, Roma, 2013
• Lucia Baracco, Barriere percettive e progettazione inclusiva. Accessibilità ambientale per persone con disabilità visive, Erikson, Trento, 2016
• Giovanni Del Zanna, Progettare l'accessibilità, Grafill, Palermo, 2005
• Leris Fantini, Progettare i luoghi senza barriere: manuale con schede tecniche di soluzioni inclusive, Maggioli Editore, 2011, Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN)
• Wendy Gunn, Ton Otto, Rachel Charlotte Smith, (a cura di), Design Anthropology. Theory and Practice, London/New York: Bloomsbury., 2013
• Victor Papanek, Progettare per il mondo reale, Milano, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1975
• Renata Picone, Conservazione e accessibilità. Il superamento delle barriere architettoniche negli edifici e nei siti storici, Arte Tipografica Editrice, Napoli, 2004
Assessment and grading criteria
The final assessment consists in an oral examination where students will present the multidisciplinary exercise.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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