"Tactical Urbanism II" Workshop Results | TerraViva @ Milan

In the transition to sustainable cities, the large-scale transformations, such as the recent works at Porta Nuova and City Life in Milan, are pitched to multinational interests more than to local ones. If they include sustainable ingredients, such as the dubious virtues of Bosco Verticale, they usually come with the price of high embodied energy and the side effect of increased gentrification. If there are participatory processes, to nominally permit equitable progress, citizens are typically invited to engage in a process that is fundamentally unilateral. Residents are asked to react to proposals they often don’t understand, and at a scale for which they have little control.


Tactical Urbanism proposes an alternative method to achieve urban regeneration. It works starting with the small scale of the street, the block, and the building in re-imagining the delivery of basic public goods and services. Much in the way acupuncture inserts needles into a part of the body to effect the well-being of the entire organism, so needle-like projects in neighborhoods can lead to positive change in an equitable manner.


The first step of the work will consists in an analysis based on observations of people’s behavior, leading to a social mapping of various patterns that emerge in public spaces. By analyzing these patterns, we can observe fundamental principles of human behavior that help us to design a better city for the people to live. This mapping will indicate where there is a need for intervention that would improve public use of these spaces.


The second phase will be focused on the design of an intervention for the space that will take the form of a game board. By designing an experimental concept for intervention, you propose through simple means to change the idea and the use of public space according to a new understanding of people’s needs and behavior.


The workshop will take place at “PoliMi” and it will be developed as an “Architectural Design Workshop” organized as a sort of “Internal Competition”: students will be divided in groups (you will be free to choose the team-mates that you prefer) and will work intensively on their proposals during 4 days. Lectures from Visiting Professors, site surveys and architectural daily trips will be all part of the general program. Every project will be evaluated by the TerraViva Professors after the Final Presentation and 3 of them will be elected as “Winners”. The 3 winning teams will receive a special certificate of attendance which attests the excellent results obtained during the workshop.


"FRAMING MILANO"

Beken Kefyalew Amde, Beka Gujejiani

"STRINGPATH"

Fabiola Mogrovejo, Giuseppe Argento, Chenfan Zhang

"IS THIS YOUR SEAT?"

Amalie Elfallah, Wenlei Yang, Aylin Melis Palaci

"RAINBOW STOP"

Zuzanna Kletschka, Ichen Hung

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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