Izmo Summer School 2016 | Make a green public space! | Torino, Italy
What: Summer School
Topic: Mobile green space
When: July 20th – 29th 2016
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm
How: Lectures, Design Workshop, Self-build construction
Organization: Izmo, in partnership with Open INCET
Fee: 395€ by June 27th, 2016
Izmo will run the 6th edition of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from 20th to 29th of July 2016. This year, the focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing (parklet) in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory.
The course aims at attracting students – both under and post graduates -, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of urban and landscape design.
The lectures will be held by experts and professors of Landscape, Urban and Furniture design, in order to develop a broad and multidisciplinary perspective on the subject. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience methodologies and techniques that will enable them to work creatively with waste materials and to learn participatory design practices.
The training will be further enhanced by a meeting with esterni and OrtiAlti: as special-guests they will show their projects and explain their approach to the topic. The Summer School is taught in English.
At the end of the lessons, students will redefine, through a participatory design event, the ideas gather from citizen which brought their needs in a previous public meeting (Open Square project), and will work on the design and making of a “green installation” using sustainable materials.
Each student will be equipped with all necessary materials and work tools and will be mentored by Izmo staff in every phase of the project.
The course will take a total of 75 hours of educational effort which equals 3 credits (ECTS).
In addition, we will provide constant help in logistics, housing, mobility, and tourism.
For any further information, please visit the web site.
Izmo was established in 2006 in Turin, Italy. The association focuses on participatory process, local development, architecture, design and ICT. The name Izmo originates from the word isthmus, a thin line of land that joins two areas. Our research topic is in fact the territory: where interactions take place between public space and individuals. Our mission is to link the territories, the people with the land and the citizens with each other. We do this, for instance, through projects of urban design, installation; organization of seminars, meetings and workshops; and developing of Web platforms. In all cases, the projects designed by Izmo come from reading and from listening to people and places that will benefit from our operations.
Izmo – made to gather
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