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Discovering TerraViva 
All you need to know about the workshops

Under the guidance of PoliMi professor Richard Ingersoll, "TerraViva Workshops 2019/2020" will open its fifth season of activities, pursuing projects related to the intersecting themes of “Sprawltown” and “Agricivismo”.



Vandana Shiva
Author, Activist, Scientific Advsisor

Vandana Shiva has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Born in India in 1952, she is one of the Third World’s most eloquent and passionate voices on the environment, women’s rights, and sustainable development. 

The Locations: PoliMi and Others 
From Milan to the rest of Europe

Most of Terra Viva Workshops will be held at "Politecnico di Milano", where students will attend the theoretical lessons and debates, exchanging ideas and elaborating the final projects. In some particular case, the activities will take place in special locations: during the 3th workshop students will be involved in a series of projects in Prato's famous "China-Town", whereas in other workshops the groups of students will experience different "Study Tours" to Trento, Ancona, Andalucia, France, Germany and Scandinavia.

Richard Ingersoll 

Richard Ingersoll, currently visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, is the main organiser of the Workshops Terra Viva. In recent years he has been interested in the theme of urban green spaces, especially in what he defines as “agricivismo”. He has particularly focused on the role that urban gardens have in the city, not only in their social, economic and leisure role but also as founding elements of the urban landscape.




Workshop Fee: 170 €  each 

+ Extra Expenses for WS organized outside Milan


Credits: 4 (Extra-curricular Credits ONLY, Published on the Diploma Supplement) required attendance 1 WS



Richard Ingersoll


Scientific Coordination and Organization:

Arian Heidari Afshari

Eugenia Bolla

Stefano Lardera


Toufic Rifai

Aleša Metka Micacchi

Most of the workshops will extend over 9-day periods, requiring attendance on consecutive weekends of the course, four days total of obligatory attendance, with five weekdays in between for individual research.



Richard Ingersoll (Milan)

Ilaria Valente (Milan)

Gennaro Postiglione (Milan)

Arian Heidari Afshari (Milan)

Elena Barthel (Florence)

Carlo Scoccianti (Florence)

Elena Barthel (Florence)

Duncan Baker-Brown (UK)

Alessandro Floris (Milan) 

Stefano Converso (Rome)

Matteo Pettinaroli (Milan)

Cristiano Zani (Prato)

Narges Mofarahian (Milan)

Maurizio Bonizzi (Ferrara)

Eugenia Bolla (Milan)

Stefano Lardera (Milan)