"Terra Viva Workshop 2017/2018" | OFFICIAL PROGRAM | Politecnico di Milano | 29.10.2017

In the past "Terra Viva Workshop" has worked on allotment gardens, biological swimming pools, rooftop beekeeping, and construction of temporary shelters with straw bales. This year we will mix general theoretical research on catastrophes, robotization, digitalization, with alternating practical workshops with precise objectives, including the construction of "Agrishelter III" with the Associazione "Cascinet" at Cascina Sant’Ambrogio, the preparation of an urban sponge in Florence with Carlo Scoccianti; the pursuit of urban beehives on the roofs of Politecnico with Claudia Zanfi; and the second phase of "Projects for Mobility" in the small Sardinian town of Orani at the "Museo Nivola" with Prof. Alessandro Floris.

In order to receive the 4 Credits, students must complete two Workshops. Each program will involve lectures as a theoretical background presented by different professors and experts on the fields under study, followed by debates among the participants. Each group of students will be assigned with a different task to develop during the course of the workshop, concluding the activities with a final presentation and further debate with the professors in charge.


- Director: Richard Ingersoll - Visiting Professor (Polimi)

- Vice Director: Marco Bovati - Assistant Professor (DAStU, Polimi)

- Humanist Adviser: Arian Heidari Afshari - Teaching Assistant (DAStU, Polimi)

- Project Managers: Eugenia Bolla & Stefano Lardera - Architects (Terra Viva Workshop)

- Submissions at: workshop.terraviva@gmail.com

- Location: Politecnico di Milano

- Credits: 4CFU (required attendance 2 Workshops)

- Facebook/Instagram Pages: Workshop.Terraviva

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