"Weak City. The Land Belongs to Those Who Think it" | 8° Terra Viva Workshop | Territory M

Based on the Radical Ecology in relation with Harvard researches on Ecological Urbanism (P. Belanger, C. Reed), the 8º Terra Viva Workshop focuses on the development of urban form as derived by ecology and environmental dynamics. This edition introduces students to methods and representational techniques for describing ecological form and the underlying ecologies that might be invoked to shape the urban territories.

Representational strategies begin with diagramming larger processes and dynamics of Milano, and then focus on their representation in abstract ways. The final products are models representing the selected ecological system. The objective is to characterize an infinitive ecology for the city.

Territory Models:

"MOVING CLOUD"_Francesca Da Pozzo, Paolo De Biase, Maria Lucrezia De Marco, Egor Grositskiy, Tanya Kulikova, Lijo John Mathew

"RAT'S NETS"_Lorenzo De Vecchi, Amit Even, Antonio Laruffa, Katarzyna Pawlik, Bianca Pichler, Fanny Regazzoni

"CLYMATIC LANDSCAPE"_Sunay Altintepe, Andrea Franchetto, Danica Jovanovic, Elif Ozgur, Selin Serce

"SOUNDSCAPE"_Alessia Ferrarini, Giulia Sansòn, Tiantian Song, Hila Yemin, Fabrizio Vizzi, Caterina Mariotti Zani

"IN REVERSE"_Bos Chiara, Bruno Nicola, Cardazzi Roberta, Cotroneo Irene, Riccetti Alessandra, Sciaraffa Benedetta

​"PINESCAPE"_Murat Alper Develioglu, Erisin Elcimay Ekinci, Ceren Gun, Alp Karayel, Yonca Kardes, Saadet Meltem Ozbek, Arda Yildirim

"THE LIGHTNESS"_Francesca De Ponte, Yulia Filatova

"LINEAR VARIABLES"_Bialek Mateusz, Doytchinova Melanie

TerraViva Competitions

Recently created as a new branch of "TerraViva", this specific section proposes a series of design competitions in line with the topics addressed by our workshops and mainly directed to architecture students, new graduates and young designers.

TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! The Reappropriation of Public Space will be the first competition of 2020. Starting from June 15th, registrations will be open until November 29th.



May 16th   "Milano Arch Week"

11:00 am - 7:00 pm Digital Marathon with a series of online Open Lectures by:  Petra Blaisse (Biblioteca degli Alberi); Peter Eisenman (Residenze Carlo Erba); Bjarke Ingels (CityLife); Rem Koolhaas (Fondazione Prada); Daniel Libeskind (CityLife); Patrik Schumacher – Zaha Hadid Architects (City Life); Kazuyo Sejima – SANAA (Campus Bocconi).


May 25th  "Milano Digital Week"

Online Edition | 25/05 - 30/05


June 5th  "Il Futuro degli Spazi Pubblici", 6:00 pm | Open Lecture




July 1st  "Tactical Urbanism Now! - The Reappropriation of Public Space" | TerraViva Competition #1

"Early" Registration Open from 15/06/2020 to  15/09/2020


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Recent Updates:

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, TerraViva Workshop has postponed all the programmed activities until January 1st 2021

Didactic ProgramDirector:

Richard Ingersoll

Scientific Coordination and Organization:

Eugenia Bolla

Stefano Lardera

Teaching Assistants:

Toufic Rifai

Matteo Pettinaroli

Omar Rota