Izmo Summer School 2012 | Designing the Semi-public Space | Torino, Italy

Izmo Summer School 2012 | Designing the Semi-public Space | Torino, Italy

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Titolo: Izmo Summer School 2012 – Designing the Semi-public Space
Data: 16 – 25 giugno 2012
Luogo: Torino
In collaborazione con: Politecnico di Torino, Cecchi Point, Circoscrizione 7 Torino
Team: Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat, Marta Saccocci, Giuseppe Vinci, Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Carlone, Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Marra
Keywords: allestimento, autocostruzione, summer school, lezioni accademiche, incontri con esperti, arredo urbano, partecipazione, riuso creativo, progettazione, spazio semi pubblico

Obiettivi

Organizzare e condurre una Summer School internazionale di 10 giorni in merito alla progettazione di uno spazio semi – pubblico. Il programma delle lezioni è stato costruito al fine di avere un punto di vista eterogeneo intorno al temi dello spazio semi – pubblico e del design autoprodotto e offrire agli studenti un’esperienza accademica, progettuale, pratica e ludica vasta e irripetibile.

Descrizione

La Summer School internazionale organizzata da Izmo, svoltasi a Torino dal 16 al 25 luglio 2012, ha avuto come tema la progettazione dello spazio semi-pubblico del Cecchi Point, un hub multiculturale situato nel quartiere Aurora.
Le lezioni (interamente in lingua inglese) sono state tenute da professori e dottorandi del Politecnico di Torino, del Politecnico di Milano, della St. John International University e da membri di Izmo, ed hanno affrontato tematiche connesse al design autoprodotto e alla progettazione partecipata. Inoltre, l’offerta formativa è stata arricchita dalla presenza di esterni [Italy] and Bureau Detours [Denmark] con il ruolo di special guests, che hanno mostrato agli studenti i loro progetti e spiegato il loro approccio alla progettazione dello spazio semi – pubblico.
Al termine del ciclo di lezioni, i partecipanti hanno avuto modo di interagire direttamente con i fruitori dello spazio, nel corso di un evento di progettazione partecipata che ha coinvolto cittadini residenti nel quartiere (divisi per fasce d’età) e operatori che lavorano all’interno del Cecchi Point. A partire dalle informazioni raccolte durante questa giornata, gli studenti hanno progettato una serie di arredi e installazioni e, infine, sono intervenuti concretamente sullo spazio semi – pubblico, con l’obiettivo di riqualificare il cortile esterno del Cecchi Point, che rappresenta il cuore dello spazio aggregativo. Gli studenti hanno avuto a disposizione materiali e strumenti di lavoro necessari, e sono stati costantemente seguiti e assistiti da tutor di Izmo.

Metodi e linguaggi

  • lezioni frontali e talks
  • progettazione
  • autocostruzione

Conclusioni

Gli studenti hanno apprezzato molto l’esperienza della Summer School, le lezioni e i talk, l’evento partecipativo, la breve gita agli spazi semi – pubblici presenti a Torino,  e le fasi di progettazione e realizzazione degli arredi e delle installazioni.
È stata per tutti un’occasione per sperimentare un approccio non convenzionale alla progettazione e al design, oltre che per visitare e vivere la città e interagire con i suoi abitanti.
Inoltre, l’eterogeneità dei partecipanti, sia come provenienza che come formazione, è stata valutata molto positivamente e ha rappresentato uno dei punti di forza di quest’esperienza.
Per quanto concerne l’organizzazione e il programma, gli studenti hanno evidenziato l’opportunità di pensare ad una pausa di almeno mezza giornata tra la fine del ciclo di lezioni e l’inizio della fase di progettazione e realizzazione: in questo modo ci sarebbe il tempo di assimilare le informazioni ricevute e sfruttarle al meglio durante la progettazione.
Per quanto riguarda le installazioni e gli arredi collocati nel cortile del Cecchi Point, l’accoglienza da parte dei fruitori e dei cittadini in generale è stata ottima: e le strutture, che già in fase di realizzazione avevano riscosso grande interesse, sono state largamente apprezzate dalle persone presenti all’inaugurazione e immediatamente utilizzate da bambini e adulti.

Title: Izmo Summer School 2012 – Designing the Semi-public Space
Date: July 16th – 25th, 2012
Location: Turin – Italy
In collaboration with:
Politecnico di Torino, Cecchi Point, Circoscrizione 7 in the City of Turin
Team: Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat, Marta Saccocci, Giuseppe Vinci, Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Carlone, Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Marra
Keywords: setting, self-build, summer school, participation, accademic lecture, special guest talk, street furniture, design, semi-public space, creative reuse,

Objectives

Organize and conduct a 10-day International Summer School on semi-public space. The lesson plans have been built in order to have a heterogeneous point of view around the themes of semi-public space and self-produced design and provide students with an wide and unrepeatable experience in terms of academics, planning, practice and play.

Description

The International Summer School organized by Izmo, held in Turin 16 to 25 July 2012, had as its theme the design of the semi-public space of Cecchi Point, a multi-cultural hub located in the Aurora neighborhood.

Lessons (entirely in English language) were given by professors and PHD students of The Polytechnic of Turin, The Polytecnic of Milan, St. John International University and members of Izmo. They addressed issues related to self-produced design and planning. In addition, the training session was enriched by the presence of special guests esterni [Italy] and Bureau Detours [Denmark] who showed and explained to the students their own projects and personal approach to design of the semi-public space .

At the end of the lecture series, the participants were able to interact directly with the users of the space, during a participatory planning event involving residents in the district (divided by age) and workers in and around Cecchi Point. From the information gathered during the day, students designed a series of furniture and installations, and finally, there intervened concretely on the semi-public space with the aim of upgrading the outer courtyard of Cecchi Point, which is the heart of the aggregated space. Students had access to necessary materials and tools and were constantly monitored and assisted by Izmo members.n.

Methods and languages

  • lectures and talks
  • planning
  • Self-build construction

Conclusions

The students really enjoyed the Summer School experience, the lectures and talks, the participatory event, the short trip to the semi-public spaces around Turin, and the phases of design and construction of the furniture and installations.
It was an opportunity for all involved to experiment with an unconventional approach to planning and design, as well as to visit and experience the city and interact with its inhabitants.
In addition, the heterogeneity of the participants, both in terms of origin and training, was evaluated very positively and represents one of the strengths of this experience.
With regard to the organization and the program, students have highlighted the opportunity to think about having a break of at least half a day between the end of the lecture series and the beginning of the design phase and construction: in this way there would be time to absorb the information received and to fully employ it during the planning.
With regard to the installations and furniture placed in the courtyard of Cecchi Point, acceptance by the users and the public in general was good: and structures, which already under construction received great interest, have been widely appreciated by the people present at the inauguration and were immediately used by children and adults.

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Main information

What: Summer School
Topic: Designing the Semi-public Space
When: July 16th – 25th, 2012
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm
How: Lectures, Design Workshop, Installation in the Cecchi Point’s courtyard
Organization: Izmo in partnership with Politecnico di Torino, Cecchi Point, Circoscrizione 7 in the City of Turin
Fee: 440€ until June 21th  ||  550€ until July 9th

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Abstract

Izmo has organized the second edition of the International Summer School in Turin from July 16th to July 25th 2012, which focuses on the semi-public space. The course is targeted to students, graduates, professionals, and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of semi-public space and its redevelopment.
The lectures (in English language) will be held by members of Izmo (experts, doctoral candidates and PhD holders), and will address issues relating to the semi-public space, with the aim to provide insights as broad and multidisciplinary as possible. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand methods of participation and field research that will enable him or her to observe the space and interact with citizens and stakeholders.
The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with esterni [Italy] and Bureau Detours [Denmark] that as special-guests will show their projects and approaches to the semi-public space.
At the end of their lessons, participants will intervene effectively on the semi-public space of Cecchi-Point: a multicultural hub of a neighborhood located in Turin, near Izmo’s office. Students will design and realize a series of installations and furnishings to help redevelop the courtyard of Cecchi-Point that represents the heart of the aggregative neighborhood space. Each student will have all the materials and work tools necessary and will be mentored by Izmo staff in every phase of the project.
Participants of the Summer School will be awarded 3 credits, recognized by the Politecnico di Torino, transferrable at any other university (in Europe with ECTS).
In addition, we will provide constant support in logistics, housing research, mobility, and tourism.

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Partners

The Summer School is conceived by Izmologo_izmo_web_180 in partnership with Politecnico di Torino, Second School of Architecture and Cecchi Pointlogo_politecnico_torino_web                              cecchi-point_logo with the patronage of Circoscrizione 7 in the City of Torino.logo_Circ7_torino

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Program

Day 1 – Monday, July 16th [at FitzLab]

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Presentations and Introduction to the Summer School
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Lecture: “Intro to the semi-public space” (by Alessandro Grella and Giulia Carlone)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Field Trip (selected Turin’s semi-public spaces: Casa del quartiere di San Salvario, PAV – Parco Arte Vicente, Lingotto, Cascina Roccafranca, Cortile del Maglio)
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Arrival at Cecchi Point
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Aperitivo

Day 2 –  Tuesday, July 17th [at FitzLab]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Lecture: “Participatory design – theory and practices” (by Alberto Rudellat and Emanuela Saporito)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Participatory design event at Cecchi Point
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Aperitivo

Day 3 – Wednesday, July 18th [at FitzLab]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Lecture: “Sustainable and reuse designing” (by Silvia Barbero and Brunella Cozzo)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Talk of the special guest: esterni and Bureau Detours
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Aperitivo @ Drogheria

Day 4 – Thursday, July 19th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Full session designing
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Full session designing
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Aperitivo

Day 5 – Friday, July 20th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Working plan design
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Acquisition of materials for installation
  • 19:30 – 22:00 Conference dinner @ Trattoria da Cianci

Weekend Break

Day 6 – Monday, July 23th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Realization of the installation
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Realization of the installation
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Aperitivo

Day 7 – Tuesday, July 24th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Realization of the installation
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 Realization of the installation
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Aperitivo

Day 8 – Wednesday, July 25th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Finishing of installation
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Conclusion and feedback
  • 18:30 – 20:00 Opening party of the new Cecchi Point courtyard

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Lectures and Professors

Listed below are the lecture descriptions and the professors’ profiles:

Intro to the semi-public space
The lecture will explore the meanings and definitions of semi-public spaces. These new places are part of the social, urban, and economic development of the district in reference, generating new uses of the land and its structures. The various hybridizations of urban space have led to different functional implications, especially between the public and private sectors and between public areas and private property.
Professionals must increasingly deal with the roles, functions, and symbols that different types of semi-public spaces bring with them. This lecture, aims to provide useful information to students and increase their knowledge of spatial planning.
Alessandro Grella
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Alessandro Grella has a PhD in Environment and Territory: Spatial Planning and Local Development from Politecnico di Torino. He earned his Master’s Degree in Architecture in 2005 and has since collaborated as researcher with Department Interateneo Territorio, IRES Piemonte and SiTI Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione. Alessandro is a founding member of Izmo cultural association. He is currently lecturer at St. John International University.
His current area of research is Information and Communication Technologies in the planning and participatory processes.
Giulia Carlone
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Giulia Carlone is a Landscape Planning and Design PhD candidate, focusing on City, Territory and Landscape Planning and Design at Università degli Studi di Firenze.
Her field of interest and work is urban development and the landscape. She’s doing a doctoral thesis on the urban landscape and its project. She received a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 2008 from Politecnico di Torino and she’s been working in the architecture field since 2004 with different collaborations in Turin, Milan and Paris.
In 2009 she obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Landscape Architecture: New Use for Ancient Territory, at Barcelona UPC in collaboration with the Italian Center of Architecture. She’s a founding member of Izmo cultural association.
Participatory design – theory and practices
The lesson “Participatory design – theory and practices” will introduce students to theories and practices to support urban revitalization initiatives through the participation and social inclusion of the citizen.
In particular, we will discuss political and practical reasons at the basis of an ever-growing interest in involving local stakeholders and citizens in designing and implementing urban regeneration policies and we will introduce students to participatory design techniques and practices.
The lesson will end with a participatory event that will enable students to get to know people working at Cecchi Point in order to learn from their experience of those spaces and thus gather suggestions aimed at designing street furniture and installations.
Emanuela Saporito
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Emanuela Saporito is an architect. She graduated with honors from the Politecnico di Torino in 2008 with a thesis written in collaboration with Avventura Urbana, on the relationship between design and production in collective decision-making processes. Since 2010 she has been pursuing a PhD at the Politecnico di Milano in Spatial Planning and Urban Development. Under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Balducci, she is conducting a research project that spans Milan and Boston centered on plural planning theory and practice in complex processes of urban transformation. In September 2011, Emanuela was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard for four months in the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government, where she had the chance to attended seminars and conferences on participatory planning and collaborative decision-making practices. Since 2007 she has worked as an architect and collaborates on teaching and research projects in participatory planning between Turin and Milan.
Alberto Rudellat
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Alberto Rudellat graduated in Law in 2007 at the University of Pisa with a thesis on Constitutional law.
In 2008 he graduated with a Master’s in Public Policy Analysis at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Turin.
In 2011 he attended the Postgraduate Specialization course in Local Participation and Urban Sustainable Development at the IUAV University in Venice.
He carried out research and consulting in the fiel of analysis and evaluation of public policies, with particular reference to environmental policies and local development.
His fields of interest include deliberative democracy, participatory decision making and local development.
Sustainable and reuse designing
The lecture “Sustainable and reuse designing” aims to promote a sensitivity in students toward environmental concerns and the acquisition of ecodesign guidelines to be applied throughout the life cycle of products.
Given the topicality of the issues discussed, the lecture will be an open debate format in which ex-cathedra inputs will be discussed in a collegial manner.
This lecture intends to address the issue of sustainable design by providing an overview of the complexity of industrial production, past and present, to arrive at defining future scenarios. The current situation is supplemented by the responsibility of the individual actors involved in the life cycle of the objects and the different approaches that can be implemented during the design process. An introductory framework on Ecodesign and Sustainable Development gives way to more concrete examples of where the boundaries are drawn considering the peculiarities of reuse, recycling, and trash design. The case studies presented, which are related to these three themes in particular, are able to “teach” and lead to a change in attitudes towards sustainability, without deprivation or perceived difficulty.
At the end of the day, students will gain a set of design guidelines that are instrumental to the subsequent stages of summer school.
Silvia Barbero
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Silvia Barbero has a PhD in Industrial. Production Systems and Design at the Politecnico di Torino, after obtaining a degree in Eco-friendly Product Design in 2004 and an International Mater’s Degree in Systems Design.
In her professional and teaching life is an intersection with a personal interest in eco-design and environmental sustainability. Since 2005 she works as a professor of Industrial Product Environmental Requirements in the Graduate level Virtual and Graphic Design (Department of Architecture, Politechnico di Torino). She works with some local Small and medium enterprisesand the International Labour Organization (ILO – ONU), for the application of systemic paradigm to industrial production. The specific nature of her activities is to use an integrated approach to coordinate the social, environmental, and economic aspects along with new technologies in the field of renewable energy distributed in local economies.
In June 2010 she founded the cultural association PLUG with the intention of bringing out the ethical aspects (social and environmental) in the world of graphics.
Brunella Cozzo
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Brunella Cozzo has a PhD in Industrial. Production Systems and Design at the Politecnico di Torino, where she also received her bachelor’s degree in Product Design Eco-friendly in 2004 and an International Mater’s Degree in Systems Design.
From 2006 to 2010 she collaborated with the Politecnico di Torino as a research fellow, investigating the topic of Design Components.
An interest in the products and processes of environmental sustainability has allowed her to combine personal and business interests, which have led to scientific publications and editorial collaborations with other authors.
Since 2010 she is employed in the private sector and continues to cultivate an interest in environmental sustainability and application of the systemic methodology in personal projects in the agribusiness field.

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Design Studio and Installation

The Summer School will offer participants the opportunity to design and create installations and furniture to be placed within the semi-public space in the Cecchi Point courtyard. During the lessons students will be provided tools and methodologies useful to work in the field. The lectures and contributions by international guests will address the concepts of semi-public space, participatory planning, and sustainable design.
Students will also be involved in a participatory planning event (led through the methodology of Planning for real) during which they will have the opportunity to deal with individuals who use the services of Cecchi Point in order to make the furnishings and facilities as responsive as possible to the needs raised.
During the 4th and 5th day, two design studio sessions will take place in which the students will define in a detailed manner the proposed intervention.  In the course of the phases of field research, the design studio workshop and the realization of the intervention, the participants will be constantly under supervision, mentored and assisted by members of Izmo.  The last three days will be dedicated to the realization and installation of the project.
Each student will have at his or her disposition the all the materials necessary to work, which Izmo will provide.
At the end of the work process, the installations will be presented to the public during an opening party dedicated to the unveiling of the newly redefined spaces

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Special Guests

Wednesday, July 18 at 14:30 Izmo Summer School will host the Danish collective Bureau Detours and the Italian cultural organization esterni.

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Bureau Detours is a creative organization with great interest in creating social environments in public spaces. They operate on various platforms in a mix a mix of art, design, architecture and cityplanning. The key is, inspiring young and old to relate and bond with their city and neighborhood.
When the creative entrepreneurs Bureau Detours work, there are designers, carpenters, architects, electricians and visual artists working together to solve the task ahead. Bureau Detours’ unique mix of disciplines, have created changes and surprises since 2006. Out of all these experiences a philosophy was created to construct urban studies and present design methods in scale 1:1 in the public space.
The bureau is mainly based in Denmark, it is however organized in small cells located in different European cities: Aarhus, Copenhagen and Kolding in Denmark, Oslo in Norway, Bordeaux in France and Rotterdam in The Netherlands. With every project in a new city, Detours aim to create a local department that will provide insight to the city, and will become our future allies.www.detours.biz
esterniesterni
esterni is a non-profit cultural association based in Milan. Since 1995 designs public spaces and services for small and large communities, promotes and produces events of aggregation, develops collective communication campaigns.
Every project is new and this freshness derives from a constant and deep research on the international level, many active collaborations, a careful look at what happens in the world, and the ability to always have a challenging approach.
esterni is an experience which extends over 16 years and boasts high-level preparation and professionalism, as well as the ability to design complex projects even in short time and to find fast solutions to problems and unexpected events.
For every personal or entrusted project, esterni actively searches for public and private funds. Then, all projects receives are reinvested in new productions.www.esterni.org

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Locations

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In their spare time, students will appreciate the city of Turin, the major business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River surrounded by the Alpine arch. The population of the city is 909,193 while the Turin metropolitan area is 2.2 million.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, operahouses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well-known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture.
The city currently hosts some of Italy’s best universities and academies, important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonellian. Turin’s several monuments and sights make it one of the world’s top 250 tourist destinations, and the tenth most visited city in Italy.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus and Torino, the headquarters of automobile manufacturers Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo, and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics (wikipedia).
fitzlab_location_web Fitzlab
On the first day students will be welcomed at FitzLab.FitzLab is an open space for developing ideas and projects opened in an abandoned factory, the ex Tobler. It is a laboratory where the knowledge and expertise of associations, enterprises and citizens converge.
Here creative realities co-inhabit, the cultural managers and designers of the future will be formed, and we will discuss how culture and art can change the face of a city and people’s lives.
It is a pleasant, enriching and positive meeting minicampus where ideas turn into projects.
It is a place where facilities and equipment combine efficiency and comfort, places of concentration and relaxation areas, enriched by installations and pieces of art lent or donated by artists.
It hosts students and cultural workers and staff of some associations. It offers hospitality for seminars, debates and meetings.
FitzLab is a project open to contributions from everyone.
FitzLab is in Turin, Via Aosta, in the Aurora district, at No. 8 in a ex chocolate factory, the Tobler.FitzLab
via Aosta 8 – 10152 – Torino
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cecchi_location_all The Cecchi Point
Cecchi Point is a multicultural hub, born from the collaboration and contribution of the Municipality of Turin, Vodafone Foundation Italy, Foundation HUMAN MIND (Allianz Group), Compagnia di San Paolo and the operational management of the association Il Campanile ONLUS.
Located on via Cecchi 17 is an active epicenter of involvement and a connection point for local associations and the city. Cecchi Point offers new opportunities for shared spaces in the suburbs and carries out educational activities and aimed at preventing / combating the discomfort and difficult social integration of Italian and foreign minorities in the area.
Internally, in addition, workshops and cultural events come to life based on promoting the involvement of youth and multi-cultural associations. Cecchi Point is, therefore, an open space in the neighborhood with activities and events of cultural reference. The Center has four rooms and a large yard for recreational activities and events.Cecchi Point
via Cecchi 17 – 10152 – Torino
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Submission Deadlines and Tuition

The minimum number of requests for enrollment in the Summer School is fixed at a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20.
The tuition is fixed at 440€ per student that sends in the admission application by 24:00 on June 18th, 2012 or 550 € for students that submit their application by 24:00 on July 9th, 2012. The tuition can be submitted via wire money transfer to the account IBAN IT04M0335901600100000064881 or according to the indications on the forms that will be sent to the accepted candidates via email.

1st Deadline: June 21th, 2012
Tuition Payment: 440 €
[Torino, July 2nd, 2012] Ten candidates were selected on first deadlines. Now you have a second chance to subscribe Izmo summer school 2012!
Alessandro Grella per Izmo
The application for admittance must be submitted by June 18th, 2012 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a single attached file containing: a CV and a letter of motivation in which the candidate expresses the reasons for which he or she should be selected (500 characters max).
The applications will be evaluted by a committee formed by members of Izmo.  The students will be selected on the basis of the similarities between the candidate’s profile and the objectives of the Summer School, and will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. Non italian students will be given preference.
The committee’s final decision will be communicated via electronic mail to each candidate by 24:00 on June 22th, 2012. Selected candidates will have 7 days’ time (by the 29th of June) to complete the application process by submitting the indicated tuition payment.
In the unexpected case of a candidate not being able to take part in the course, a reimbursement will be provided in the amount of 50% of the submitted tuition payment.
2nd Deadline: July 9th, 2012
Tuition Payment: 550 €The application for admittance must be submitted by July 9th, 2012 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a single attached file containing: a CV and a letter of motivation in which the candidate expresses the reasons for which he or she should be selected (500 characters max).
The applications will be evaluted immediately by a committee formed by members of Izmo. The students will be selected on the basis of the similarities between the candidate’s profile and the objectives of the Summer School. Non italian students will be given preference.
The committee decision will be communicated via electronic mail to each candidate within one day after the student’s submission. Selected candidates will have 7 days to complete the application process by submitting the indicated tuition payment.
In the unexpected case of a candidate not being able to take part in the course, a reimbursement will be provided in the amount of 50% of the submitted tuition payment.

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Included in the Registration Fee

  • Welcome kit with:
    • Weekly bike-sharing pass
    • Booklet of 15 urban bus tickets
    • Map of Turin
    • Papers and a pencil
  • One welcome coffee break
  • Bus tour in five semi-public spaces
  • Lectures and mentoring
  • 8 lunches and 7 aperitivi
  • One summer school dinner in a trattoria
  • Whole material for the installation
  • 3 course credits (75 hours)

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Field Trip

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Casa del Quartiere di San salvario

The first leg of the field trip will be The Casa del Quartiere of San Salvario. This is a project which was promoted and realized by the agency for local development of San Salvario (Agenzia per lo sviluppo locale di San Salvario Onlus) in partnership with the City of Turin, Fondazione Vodafone, Compagnia San Paolo, Circoscrizione 8 and a multiplicity of non-profit-organizations.
The Casa del Quartiere is a laboratory for development and realization of social and cultural activities which include associations, citizens, artists and persons engaged in the cultural sector. It is a open and multicultural space; a space of encounter, meeting and exchange of activities and people.
The project was initiated thanks to an funding of the Fondazione Vodafone and thanks to the co-participation of the City of Turin on the cost of the restauration of the immobilie ¨ex public bath¨ in via Morgari 14.
pav (1) PAV – Parco Arte Vivente
The second phase will be the PAV, which since 2008 is an experimental center for contemporary art and many other things: a public space in a city in transformation, an outdoor exhibition site, an interactive museum, a meeting place and laboratory experience, a research center attuned to the dialogue between art and nature, biotechnology and ecology, between the public and artists. Designed by artist Piero Gilardi and developed with landscape architect Gianluca Cosmacini, the PAV includes an interactive installation Bioma.
The park is a green area in continuous evolution, it occupies a former industrial area of about 23,000 square meters, where, other than Trèfle, other ongoing operations of relational and participatory nature are taking shape with installation artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Mandala Garden, garden designed by landscape architect Gilles Clément.
ling Lingotto and former Wholesale Market
Students will be accompanied to the south of Turin, in order to reach Lingotto and former Wholesale Market.
Lingotto was one of the main offices of the Fiat. Its construction dates back to 1916 and is characterized by a formal organization instrumental in the production of cars, as evidenced by the futuristic test track on the roof. Once industrial production ceased, the factory has undergone a long process of restructuring (by Renzo Piano) and is now a big center with multipurpose exhibition spaces, offices, a conference center, an auditorium, shops, hotels and it houses the Department of Automotive Engineering.
This leg will ending with MOI: the former Wholesale Market transformed to host events during the Olympic Games of 2006 then continuing to walk under the big red arch until reaching Lingotto and its roof.
Cascina-Roccafranca (1) Cascina Roccafranca
The next step, also in southern Turin, is the Roccafranca House, cultural and recreational center for District 2, in which citizens can meet, engage, develop projects, and experience moments of sociability. The farm, which was in an advanced state of neglect for many years, has undergone a major rehabilitation project begun in 2004, which now enables local residents to return to a public facility of 2500 square meters completely renovated. The project has given great value to aspects of identity and recognition of the place, through the presence of elements of conservation and innovation. The restoration project has created a space “other” than the surrounding urban environment, a circumscribed place and protected, yet open to present and future life of the neighborhood.
maglio Cortile del Maglio
Finally the tour ends at the Cortile del Maglio, a covered plaza in the heart of the historic Borgo Dora district, within which are placed various commercial and professional activities.
The main square, surrounded by four outer sleeves, on special occasions becomes a location for various types of events: theater, dance shows, concerts, exhibitions, fairs and more.
The Association Cortile del Maglio, located inside the courtyard, is dedicated to promoting and upgrading the Borgo Dora district by organizing and managing events and socio-cultural initiatives.

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Aperitivi and Board

Every day Cecchi Mangia, the Cecchi Point restaurant, will offer students lunch and an apéritif at the end of the workday.
Wednesday, July 18 will be an apéritif in one of the coolest places in the city.
The apéritif first appeared in 1786 in Turin, Italy, when Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented vermouth in this city. In later years, vermouth was produced and sold by such well-known companies as Martini, Cinzano, and Gancia.
Friday, September 9th the Summer School dinner will be held at the restaurant “Piola da Cianci.”

Cecchi-Point_ristorante Cecchi Mangia
Via Antonio Cecchi 17, 10152 Torino
+39 393 8959746

info@cecchipoint.it
http://www.cecchipoint.it
Closed:  /    || Hours: 12:30 alle 01:00The restaurant Cecchi Mangia offers a varied menu, both for lovers of traditional cuisine and for those with special needs and preferred the gluten-free restaurants.
The chef of the restaurant uses mostly products km0, preparing menus exclusively with produce grown in nearby areas and the wine list of local origin.
The Cecchi Mangia puts together a winning combination: affordable and high quality.
clubs_drogheria La Drogheria
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 18, 10125 Torino
+39 011 8122414
http://www.la-drogheria.it
Closed: /     || Hours: 11:00-02:00
The Drogheria is a typical cocktail bar in the center of Turin open from breakfast until after dinner. It is a bar designed as an apartment: a dining room with a large communal table (which at night becomes the fulcrum of the apéritif), the TV room, the room with fireplace and sofas and the bar counter. It is a bar in which to live freely, managed with the objective of making people feel at home; a place where you can enjoy moments of conviviality and eat stuffed pizzas, crostini, traditional cuisine, mountain cheeses, accompanied by cocktails and fine wines.

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Piola da Cianci
Largo IV marzo, 9/b – 10122 – Torino
+39 011 19879451
dfamma@gmail.com
Closed: Sunday || Hours: 12:00-00.30
Piola by Cianci is situated in a picturesque square of the Roman quarter and is managed by John, Daniel, Mark and chef Maurizio. The restaurant with its dishes that rediscover the simple flavors characteristic of Turinese piola, a home-made pasta, has carefully chosen wine in bulk and, of course, there’s the exuberant presence of the restaurant’s managers!

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Accomodations

The accomodation is not included in the Summer Course fee.

In this section we’ve collected some information on accommodation in Turin. The list in order of cost, beginning with the most economical:

  • Be hosted by a friend, student (for example in Study Abroad/Erasmus) or one of your distant italian relatives
  • You could consider joining CouchSurfing network (check out the Torino group and its subgroups)
  • If you happen to love nature, enjoy the great outdoors in the hills of Turin at Camping Villa Rey
    • ground: 15€
    • tent: 7.50€
    • person: 7.50€
  • To really save money have still have a roof over your head we suggest:
  • dorm (hostel type): 18 € night only
  • room 3-4 beds: 19€ with breakfast
  • single: 33€ with breakfast
  • double: 23€ with breakfast
  • Sharing
    via Ivrea 24 – Torino – Tel. +39 011 5162038
    Booking: booking@sh-sharing.it
  • single room 33,50€ with breakfast
  • double room 45€ with breakfast
  • single room: 36-38 €
  • double: 26-28€
  • triple: 22-24€

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Course credits

Summer School students will be awarded 3 credits (ECTS) for a total of 75 hours for their educational efforts, recognized by the Politecnico di Torino, which are transferable to any other university (with ECTS in Europe).

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Insurance

Izmo Summer School does not provide any insurance for students. Please make sure that you have your own travel insurance when you arrive in Italy.

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Visa and Passport

Accordingly, anyone entering Italy from within the Schengen area needs only a valid passport or some other official document issued for travelling purposes.

Students coming from outside of the Schengen area will need a passport and possibly also a visa.
Do you need a Visa?
Foreigners entering Italy for periods not to exceed 90 days, pursuant to Law no. 68/2007, whether or not subject to visa requirements, do not need to apply for a sojourn permit.
The sojourn permit has been replaced by a declaration of presence on Italian soil.
Only this sojourn permit (‘permesso di soggiorno’), which is issued for the reason and for the period indicated on the visa, authorises an alien to sojourn in Italy.
Aliens coming from countries that do not apply the Schengen Convention the obligation to make a declaration of presence is satisfied through application of the USV sticker on the travel document at the moment of border control.
Aliens from countries that apply the Schengen Convention are required, on the other hand, to file a declaration of presence within 8 days of arrival with the police headquarters (“Questura”) of the province in which he/she is staying, using the proper form.
For those staying in hotels and other reception facilities, the declaration of presence is handled by the reception facility upon check-in, a copy of which is supplied to the guest to be displayed to authorities upon eventual request.

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How to come and to move in Torino

Situated in the North-West of the country, it is just about 100km from Milan, the Ligurian sea and the French border: all of which makes Turin the “one hour city”, readily accessed and handy for the mountains, lakes, sea and the rest of Italy. Fast trains mean that Milan is just an hour away, Paris five hours and then, from December 2009, Piedmont’s chief city will form part of the High-Speed track taking in Turin-Milan-Naples-Salerno, thus becoming even closer to Italy’s south.

Turin’s International Airport has a daily connection with the main cities of Italy and Europe and lays on a good transport service to the town centre, both by bus, coach (Sadem) and train, as well as taxis of course.

GTT – Gruppo Torinese Trasporti -runs Turin’s urban transport service with an efficient network of buses, trams, railways (the city rail link is currently under construction and will further improve mobility in the province) and a futuristic, automatic underground line, partially opened for the Winter Olympics of 2006 and currently due to be completed by 2011. The service is generally operative from early morning (about 5am) until midnight. Tickets cost € 1 or € 3.50 for a Day Pass, but all Torino+Piemonte Card holders travel free on GTT transports. For those reaching the city by car, the park & ride system allows visitors to leave the car in the outer areas of town close to the main communication routes and then take the faster, more relaxing public transport to get to the centre.
http://www.5t.torino.ithttp://www.metrotorino.it

The 160km of reserved paths, 40km of which within the urban parks make “green” Turin one of the best cities for cycling and therefore the most eco-friendly in Italy.
Cycle racks are dotted around strategic points of the city for parking bikes, while the bike hire service (half price for Torino+Piemonte Card holders) means that tourists too can enjoy the cycle system and visit the city in a ‘sustainable’ way. One of the classic trails recommended is along the Po and Dora Riparia rivers which not only are the perfect places for peacefully enjoying delightful views but above all for discovering just how closely connected Turin is with its waterways and its mountains and hills.
http://www.torinoinbici.comhttp://www.tobike.it

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Tourist Information

For any tourist information please visit: www.turismotorino.orgSuggestions and must:

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Organization

Partners: Izmo cultural association with Politecnico di Torino, Second School of Architecture
Management and Coordination: Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat, Marta Saccocci
Workshop tutors and assistant: Giulia Marra, Pasquale Onofrio, Ianira Vassallo, Giuseppe Vinci, Julie Labbé
Bursar and Accountant: Giulia Carlone
English supervisor: Lauren Shultz

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Faq

  • The first day lesson (July 16th) will be held at Fitzlab (via Aosta 8 – Torino). Just use the link to find the direction and pubblic transportation route.

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Info contacts

Izmo – made to gather

FitzLab – Via Aosta, 8 – 10152 – Torino – Italy
associazione@izmo.it
Alessandro Grella: +39 328 4838858
Giulia Carlone: +39 335 7161132

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Vedere lontano

gallipoli_puglia

Qualcuno si lamenta sempre del mal tempo. Il vento gelido da nord che taglia la faccia e penetra nelle ossa.

Qui a Gallipoli è normale. Il mare si increspa, l’aria si congela, ma il lato positivo c’è. Il sole splende, l’aria tersa fa brillare le cose e fa vedere quello che rientra un po’ nel mito locale.

Diciamo che sono cresciuta con la leggenda: sai, dopo una giornata di tramontana si vede la Calabria.

Ovviamente mai vista. E’ un mito, una fesseria.

Fino a ieri.

Ero come al solito ad “errare” a Gallipoli (vedi titolo della mia tesi…). Mi fermo a guardare l’orizzonte. Un tramonto magnifico.

Un’infinità di sfumatore di rosso e arancione, che sprofondano nel blu profondo del mare. E al di là?

Le montagne della Calabria.


io l’ho sempre detto che si vedeva…comunque anche in Calabria gira la stessa voce sulla visione mitica della Puglia

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