APPLICATION OPEN | "The Urban Sponge IV" | Prato/Florence + Milan


Prato/Vaiano: Old Equities - New Opportunities.

For this 3rd TerraViva Workshop 2019/20 we will be considering Vaiano, a small town of 10,000 inhabitants, 15 km north of Prato. Vaiano is set in a beautiful natural environment, a heavily forested valley, where the waterways passing through the town made it a logical place to establish textile mills, which led to the eventual creation of clothing factories. The city grew on a narrow, linear urban pattern that extends 5 km. During the heyday of its productive life, the workers of Vaiano were particularly well organized to mobilize for workers’ rights, medical care (the cooperative pharmacy), and fair housing. In the 1950s they also struggled to keep their autonomy as a city; resisting being colonized, and thus compromised, by Prato. Thus there remains a strong sense of equity that in the past united the residents in old Vaiano. Today, however, things are different, there is much less employment in the factories, artisan skills are being lost, young people have been moving away, and due to globalization, many of the factories have now been abandoned, leaving significant urban holes. Using photography, video, cartography, and the tools of architecture, students will document, map, analyze and propose new design solutions for the renovation one of the most iconic and significant building of the town: the ancient mill. The idea is to try to both dramatize the current situation of Vaiano, while proposing elements and innovative solutions that might improve its urban future.



- Applications at: workshop.terraviva@gmail.com

- Location: "ECòL" Studio (Via Pistoiese n.138, Prato) + Politecnico di Milano (Campus Leonardo)

- Credits: 4 (Extracurricular Credits ONLY | Published on the Diploma Supplement)


- Certificates of Attendance: will be given to the students after the Final Presentation of the workshop


- Official Application Link (PoliMi "Passion in Action" Portal):

https://www.polimi.it/en/programmes/innovative-teaching/

- Dates:

- from Thursday 28/11 to Sunday 01/12: 4 intensive days of teamwork on the projects in Prato (ECòL) - Tuesday 03/12: Revision with TerraViva professors and tutors (PoliMi)

- Thursday 05/12: Revision with TerraViva professors and tutors (PoliMi)

- Tuesday 10/12: Revision with TerraViva professors and tutors (PoliMi)

- Thursday 12/12: Final Presentation to all the TerraViva professors (PoliMi)

- Saturday 14/12: Winners Announcement by email (no presence required)

- Program: The Official Schedule and Time-table will be released within next Thursday 17/10

- Facebook/Instagram Pages: Workshop.Terraviva


- Hosted by: "ECòL" | https://ecol.studio/work

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.

www.terravivacompetitions.com

 UPCOMING EVENTS 

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).

https://www.milanoarchweek.eu/

May 25th  "Milano Digital Week"

Online Edition | 25/05 - 30/05

https://www.milanodigitalweek.com

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

https://www.eventi.polimi.it/events/mantovarchitettura-il-futuro-degli-spazi-pubblici/

 

 

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

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

www.terravivacompetitions.com

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

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Scientific Coordination and Organization:

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Matteo Pettinaroli

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