Izmo Summer School 2014 | Light up the Public Space | Torino, Italy

Izmo Summer School 2014 | Light up the Public Space | Torino, Italy

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Titolo: Izmo Summer School 2014 – Light up the Public Space
Data: 23 luglio – 1 Agosto 2014
Luogo: Torino
In collaborazione con: Città di Torino, Circoscrizione 5, Politecnico di Torino, Iren S.p.A, TeSSO, Techlab, Officine Creative presso il Cecchi Point
Team: Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Carlone,  Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat
Keywords:  lighting design, autocostruzione, partecipazione, riuso creativo

 

Obiettivi

L’obiettivo del progetto è stato organizzare e condurre una Summer School internazionale di 10 giorni (di cui 8 lavorativi), rivolta a studenti e professionisti interessati al tema del Light design.
La Summer school, sviluppata in collaborazione con l’Associazione TeSSo, si poneva l’obiettivo finale di realizzare un’installazione luminosa, creata con materiale di recupero, da collocare nella zona pedonale di Borgo Vittoria (via Gramegna), a Torino.
Il corso è stato strutturato attraverso lezioni frontali, tenute da professori universitari e professionisti nel settore, e laboratori di autocostruzione con materiali di recupero per la realizzazione dell’installazione finale. Il programma è stato costruito al fine di fornire agli studenti un approccio eterogeneo rispetto ai temi del light design e del design autoprodotto e offrire agli studenti un’esperienza accademica ma al contempo progettuale, pratica e ludica.

Descrizione

La Summer School ha avuto come tema la progettazione e la realizzazione di un’installazione luminosa da collocare nella zona pedonale di Borgo Vittoria, utilizzando principalmente materiale di recupero o gentilmente donato da Iren (partner di progetto). Le lezioni (interamente in lingua inglese) sono state tenute da professori del Politecnico di Torino e da professionisti del settore che hanno affrontato tematiche connesse al design autoprodotto, al light design, all’interaction design e al riuso creativo. Grazie alla collaborazione con Iren, è stato inoltre possibile offrire agli studenti una panoramica sull’illuminazione della città di torino, con particolare attenzione alla manifestazione “Luci d’artista”.
Al termine del ciclo di lezioni, i partecipanti hanno avuto modo di interagire direttamente con alcuni fruitori del progetto: i cittadini residenti in via Gramegna e nelle vie limitrofe, coinvolti dall’Associazione TeSSo.. Attraverso l’organizzazione di un evento di progettazione partecipata, i residenti sono stati invitati a ripensare la via e ad esprimere esigenze e critiche sull’illuminazione. A partire dalle informazioni raccolte durante questa giornata, gli studenti hanno progettato una serie di installazioni luminose da collocare nello spazio pubblico e, infine, sono intervenuti concretamente sulla via. I partecipanti al workshop hanno avuto a disposizione materiali e strumenti di lavoro necessari, e sono stati costantemente seguiti e assistiti dai tutor e designer di Izmo. Durante l’ ultima giornata infine, è stata infine organizzata una piccola cerimonia di inaugurazione, per presentare alla comunità i risultati del workshop.

Metodi e linguaggi

  • lezioni frontali e talks di esperti
  • progettazione partecipata
  • laboratorio autocostruzione

Conclusioni

I partecipanti hanno espresso commenti positivi rispetto all’offerta formativa della school (lezioni, talk, progettazione e realizzazione delle installazioni luminose), al supporto fornito da Izmo e al clima creatosi durante i dieci giorni di lavoro.
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 questa esperienza.
Le motivazioni alla base della partecipazione alla school sono innanzitutto di ordine accademico, seguita dalla volontà di imparare o perfezionare lingue straniere.
Gli studenti si sono dichiarati soddisfatti anche rispetto alle strutture ricettive in cui hanno alloggiato, anche se segnalano l’opportunità di ricevere con largo anticipo i contatti degli altri studenti, in modo tale da potersi accordare per soggiornare in un unica struttura o, quantomeno, in quartieri vicini.
Per quanto riguarda le installazioni luminose, l’accoglienza da parte dei fruitori e dei cittadini in generale è stata in un primo momento molto buona: soprattutto l’installazione sospesa sulla piazzetta ha ricevuto commenti molto positivi, perché permetteva di illuminare una zona altrimenti buia e percepita come non sicura.
Purtroppo, a circa un mese dalla chiusura della school, un’installazione è stata danneggiata e un’altra è stata rimossa per volontà delle amministrazioni condominiali.
Il quartiere e la sua comunità conservano comunque un ricordo molto positivo dell’esperienza.

Title: Izmo Summer School 2014 -Light up the Public Space
Date: July 23rd – August 1st, 2013
Location: Turin – Italy
In collaboration with: City of Turin, Circoscrizione 5 in the City of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, Iren S.p.A, TeSSO, Techlab, Officine Creative at Cecchi Point
Team: Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Carlone,  Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat
Keywords: lighting design, self-made design, participation, creative re-use

 

Objectives

Organizing and leading a 10-day International Summer School ((8 of which are working), addressed to students and professionals interested in the topic of Lighting Design.
The Summer school, developed in collaboration with the TeSSo nonprofit organization, arose the ultimate goal of build a lighting installation, designed with recycled materials, to be placed in the pedestrian area of Borgo Vittoria (via Gramegna), in Turin.
The School has been structured through lectures —held by professors, professionals and expert— and workshops with recycled materials for the construction of the final installation. The program has been built in order to have a heterogeneous point of view on lighting design and self-made design and to offer an academic experience but, at the same time, practical and playful.

Description

The Summer School, focussed on designing and making a lighting installation, will be placed in the pedestrian area of ​​Borgo Vittoria, using mainly recycled materials or kindly donated by Iren (project partners). The lectures (taught in English language) are held by professors of the Politecnico di Torino and by professionals who have dealt with issues related to self-produced design, lighting design, interaction design, and creative reuse of materials. The partnership with Iren, made it possible to offer students an overview on lighting infrastructure in the city of Turin, with particular attention to the event “Luci d’artista”.
At the end of a series of lectures, the participants were able to interact directly with some users of the project: the residents in via Gramegna, and nearby streets, aided by TeSSo. Through a participatory design event, residents were invited to rethink the street and to express needs and criticism on lighting.
From information gathered during this event, students have designed a series of lighting installations to be placed in the public space and intervened concretely in the street. Workshop participants had materials and tools at their disposal, and were constantly monitored and assisted by tutors and designers of Izmo. During the last day, a small opening ceremony is organized to present to the community the results of the workshop.

Methods and languages

  • lectures and talks
  • planning
  • Self-build construction

Conclusions

The participants expressed positive comments regarding the educational stage (lecture, talk, design, and implementation of lighting installations), the support provided by Izmo, and the atmosphere created during the ten days of work.
It was an opportunity for everyone to experience an unconventional approach to the planning and design, as well as the opportunity to visit and experience the city and interact with its inhabitants.
Furthermore, the heterogeneity of the participants, both as place of origin and as educational background, was evaluated very positively, and has been one of the strengths of this experience.
The main reasons to attend the program include: first, academic education, followed by the desire to learn or improve foreign languages.
Students were satisfied by the accommodations and where they stayed, although indicated the wish to receive other student’s contact information in advance, so that they can self-organize the accommodation in a single structure or at least in nearby neighborhoods.
Regarding the light installations, it has been welcomed positively by the citizens: especially the suspended installation on the square has received good feedback, because it allowed to illuminate an otherwise dark and perceived-as-unsafe area.
Unfortunately, about one month after the school ending, an installation had been damaged, and another had been removed by the will of the administrators.
The district and its communities still remember the very positive experience.

Picture by DPiero on Flickr

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Main information

What: Summer School
Topic: Light up the Public Space
When: July 23rd – August 1st, 2014
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm
How: Lectures, Design Workshop, Light Installation
Organization: Izmo in partnership with City of Turin, Circoscrizione 5 in the City of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, Iren S.p.A, TeSSO, Techlab, Officine Creative at Cecchi Point
Fee: 395€ until June 26th  ||  450€ until July 17th

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Abstract

Izmo runs the 4th edition of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from July 23 to August 1 2014. This year, the focus will be on light design in public spaces. The course aims at attracting students – both under and post graduates -, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of light design and creative re-use.
The project is developed in collaboration with Associazione TeSSo, which works on urban renewal and social change precisely in the area where the courses will take place.
The lectures will be held by experts and professors of Light design, Urban design and Interaction 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 Truly Design [Italy]: as special-guests they will show their projects and explain their approach to the topic. The language of the Summer School is English.
At the end of the lessons, participants will work on the design and production of an urban light installation, using sustainable materials. The installation will be placed in a pedestrian zone in Borgo Vittoria, a historical area in north Turin, and inaugurated by a friendly and informal cerimony in the neighborhood. In this occasion, the students will have the chance to meet the inhabitants of the area and receive some feeback about their work. After the end of the Summer School, the citiziens themselves, supported by Associazione TeSSo, will take care of it, dealing with its maintenance.
Each student will be equipped by all necessary material and work tools and will be mentored by IzmoIren and Techlab staff in every phase of the project.
Participants students will be awarded 4 credits, issued by the Politecnico di Torino and valid at any other university.
In addition, we will provide constant help 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, Iren S.pA, TeSSo, Techlab and Officine Creative at Cecchi Point
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with the patronage of the City of Turin and sponsorship of Circoscrizione 5
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Media partner

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Program

Day 1 – Wednesday, July 23rd [at FitzLab]

  • 10:00 – 10:30 — Welcome
  • 10:30 – 11:30 — Presentations and Introduction to the Summer School
  • 11:30 – 13:00 — Lecture 1 – Urban Development in Torino (by Ianira Vassallo)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 — Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 16:30 — Lecture 2 – Urban Landscape and Public space (by Giulia Carlone)
  • 16:30 – 18:00 — Talk 1 – TeSSo Organization and the neighborhood development

Day 2 –  Thursday, July 24th [at FitzLab]

  • 09:30 – 11:30 — Lecture 3 – Public space and urban tactics  (by Alessandro Grella)
  • 11:30 – 13:00 — Talk 2 – Truly Design
  • 13:00 – 14:30 — Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 16:30 — Lecture 4 – Interaction design and open-source Hardware (by Techlab)
  • 16:30 – 18:30 — Lecture 5 – Sustainable and reuse design (by Silvia Barbero)

Day 3 – Friday, July 25th [at FitzLab]

  • 09:00 – 11:30 — Lecture 6 – Urban Lighting design (by Paolo Freschi)
  • 11.30 – 13:00 — Talk 3 – Iren and the lights of Torino (by Iren)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 — Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 16:00 — Neighbourhood walking through Borgo Vittoria (mentor: Alberto Rudellat and Ianira Vassallo)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 — Participatory design event (mentor: Alberto Rudellat and Ianira Vassallo)
  • 20:30 – 23:00 — Summer school dinner

Weekend Break

Day 4 – Monday, July 28th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 09:30 – 10:30 — Talk 3 – uso degli attrezzi e materiali (by Pasquale Onofrio)
  • 10:30 – 13:00 — Full session designing (mentor: Giulia Carlone and Giulia Marra)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 — Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 18:30 — Full session designing (mentor: Giulia Carlone and Giulia Marra)

Day 5 – Tuesday, July 29th [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 6 – Wednesday, July 30th [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 7 – Thursday, July 31st [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 8 – Friday, August 1st [at via Gramegna]

  • 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 light installation at via Gramegna

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Lectures, Talks and Professors

Listed below are the lecture and talks descriptions and the professors/profesionals’ profiles:

Urban Development in Torino
The lesson “Urban development in Torino” will focus on Turin, Italy’s first capital. Backed by two millennia of history, Turin is now the heart of a massive process of territorial transformation.
Foretold by some symbolic events over 25 years ago, the morphosis became concrete in the mid-nineties, continuing on year after year to cover all aspects of urban life: social, cultural, architectural.
Students will be introduced the urban development in progress and what has been realized on the occasion of XX Olympic Winter Games till the present.
Ianira Vassallobw_ianira_vassallo_1600PHD student in Public Policy and Regional Planning at University IUAV of Venice. In 2009 she graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Torino and she did an internship fot her thesis in Morocco at the ONG Africa 70 for the project “Requalification du patrimoine culturel de l’oasis de Figuig“, during which she worked to draft a proposal for a local development and requalification plan of the Ksar Zenaga. Since 2010 she collaborates continuously with PAICON, a firm which deals with landscape architecture, regional planning and environmental assessment. In 2011 she attended the Postgraduate Specialization course in Local Participation and Urban Sustainable Development at IUAV. Since 2012 she works on Firb research “Living Urban Scape. Improving quality of life in residential suburbs” that aims to explore new way of design, acting and living in urban public open spaces.

Urban Landscape and Public space
The lesson “Urban Landscapes and Public space” will introduce the students to some contemporary ways in which the city is conceived and designed. The lesson will focus on the design value that the landscape assumes within the framework of the city’s architecture. Giulia Carlone will focus on the concept of urban landscape within the design of public spaces utilizing several case studies.
Giulia Carlone
bw_giulia_carlone_1600Giulia Carlone has a PhD in Urban, Regional and Landscape planning and design at the University of Florence. Her doctoral thesis tackled the issue of the integration of landscape in the city planning and design dealing with the role of landscape in contemporary city project.
She is a founding member of Izmo and since 2011 she collaborate as researcher with the Politecnico di Torino. Her field of interest and work is Urban Planning and Design, Landscape planning, and participatory process for population involvement in the decision making processes and local community awareness-raising about their landscapes.
She received a Master’s Degree in Architecture in 2008 from the Politecnico di Torino and she has been working in the architecture field since 2004 with various 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.

TeSSo Organization and the neighborhood development
Simona Vlac, president of TeSSo will in introduce to student the organization, the Borgo Vittoria neighborhood and its development pursued also by many actions of social inclusion.
Associazione TeSSo
logo_tesso_bnIn 2007, the Economic Development Department of Turin has initiated a socio-economic process of revitalization in the area called “Borgata Tesso”, which included a series of actions in order to stimulate and increase the business activity through participatory consultation and a real involvement of the territory.
The project has encouraged the creation of an organization which carry out the territorial marketing, in constant collaboration with the Public Administration, but independent from the organizational point of view.
On January 29th, 2008 the organization of social promotion called “TeSSo”, named from the neighborhood, but also stands for “Social Development and Transformation” just to connect the relation between the territory and the goals to be pursued.

Public space and urban tactics
The lecture will explore the meanings and definitions of public spaces. The students will be invite to examine the role of the public space and of the arts and humanities in the urban setting as well as within the context of city growth and development. Alessandro Grella will focus on the public and semi-public space and the places for art and installations.  He will discuss the ways in which these spaces are designed, planned and supported by the municipality and community for aesthetic, cultural and historic reasons, and finally the amenities available for artists in promoting community well-being.
Alessandro Grella
bw_alessandro_grella_1600Alessandro Grella has a PhD in Environment and Territory: Spatial Planning and Local Development from Politecnico di Torino and is post graduated from Newcastle University in ”European Spatial Planning”. 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 non profit organization which work on participatory processes, local development and Izmade company which produce sustainable furniture. He has been (2011-2012) lecturer at St. John International University and from 2013 is teaching at IAAD, Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design.
His area of research are Information and Communication Technologies in the planning and participatory processes. He continues to pursue his passions: urban design, architecture and design.

Truly Design introduce itself
Mauro ‘Mauro149’ Italiano, founder of Truly Design will in introduce to student the Studio, its approach and projects.
Truly Design
truly-designStarting off as an artistic collective, TRULY DESIGN has always been working in creating street art, taught on how to attract, interest and amaze the public. Their multi-faceted artistic and technical competences allow the four artists of the group to be perfectly complementary, from formal corporate communication to explosive mural art. Alongside creative work, TD is also involved in didactics, with the Art Academy of Torino, the Politecnico University and the European Institute of Design of Torino.

Interaction design and open-source Hardware
“The design is good design if and only if it is: interactive, sustainable and systemic”.”In Italy there are hackers and makers since ten centuries: they are called artisans”.The lesson will begin from these issues by clarifying how today is important the open-source project development and research in Italy.The makers movement is, first of all communities and circulation of ideas, but to really develop them (the ideas, these protagonists) we need to means and infrastructure (here is what we already have).

The focus of the lecture will be the practical application of these philosophy in the context of lighting, dealing with two issues: (I) the state of the art; (II) the design processes and its most significant implementations.

TechlabTechlab may be described through this quote:
“There are the tools; interest others in your idea; join with fellow workers skilled in various crafts, or work alone if you prefer it. Invent a flying machine, or invent nothing that is your own affair.
You are pursuing an idea that is enough.”Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin
Paolo Cavagnolo co-founder of TechlabNuclear engineer, as soon as possible he will manage to finish his radioactive career and get the master degree.

Meanwhile he is collecting electronic waste from street and he is working on five utopian projects.

Love for Arduino brought him collaborating by teaching interaction design at NABA, Milano.
Pierluigi Vona co-founder of Techlab

Potentially designer, rugby man.

Grown up near Turin, he comes out attending Design and Communication courses at the Polytechnic university.

Walking around Europe he has chosen Stockholm in Sweden to study Media Production and Lighting design.


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
foto-Silvia-BarberoSilvia 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.

Urban Lighting design
Light is a highly expressive and creative tool, enhancing the architectural project of which it is an essential and integral element. But it can also be an effective tool for urban policy, capable, through lighting design of conveying the transformation and development of the urban space. The light not only shapes the perception of a place redesigning space and architecture, but when it is properly designed, it strengthens the identity of the centers of aggregation, meeting and exchange.
The lecture aims to introduce specific topics for proper illumination of urban spaces, providing technical and scientific support fundamental for conscious lighting design.
Paolo Freschi
paolo_freschiPaolo Freschi graduated in Architecture (Restoration and Enhancement) at the Politecnico di Torino. Beside his architectural studies he has devoted himself to photography and explored the world of light from different aspects, including stage and screen lighting for the theatre and for film-making. Since 2011 he has been working for the Targetti-Louis Poulsen Turin Agency as a lighting consultant and designer of public and private internal and external spaces.

Iren and the lights of Torino
Focus of the lesson will be artificial light as suitable mean to “build” and not just to show off or to decorate what already exists. It’s important to consider the study of artificial light, including its history, as a substantial component of design but also regeneration and development of urban areas.To make it possible is necessary to coordinate the conceptual and technical order for the night vision of the city, in which the compliance and implementation of technical standards is not the point of arrival but the obligatory point of departure; so, will be introduced the Master Plan of public light of Turin, which defines the general guidelines and criteria of urban intervention in relation to the technical law and the conceptual vision of places.It will be then introduced the use of artificial light in the art world: an excursus on artistic experimentation of ‘light art’, including the art works of ‘Luci d’Artista’, produced in collaboration with specialized technicians working at Iren Servizi e Innovazione, and shown in an exhibition of contemporary art ‘open air’ began almost by accident in Turin in 1997 and later extended to other cities such as Salerno.
Iren
iren_bn_120Iren Servizi e Innovazione SpA (Iren Group), born from the first merger between AEM Torino and AMGA Genova and the next with Enia Parma, operates in the areas of technology services for municipalities and infrastructure management for telecommunications. The Company has the management in global service of the Justice Palace “Bruno Caccia” and several buildings of special interest (Museo del Cinema, Mole Antonelliana, Palazzo Madama, GAM, etc..) in Turin. For the City of Turin provides to the activities related to the management of traffic light installations, electrical, thermal and special equipment of municipal buildings and, since 1986, of public lighting installations.Thanks to the important experience in monumental and decorative lighting and in events with dynamic lights, Iren Servizi e Innovazione looks with interest to cultural projects of national and international importance, as Luci d’Artista, the art exhibition “open air” unique in the world.

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Design Studio and Installation

The Summer School will offer participants the opportunity to design and create lighting installations to be placed within the public space in via Gramegna. During the lessons students will be provided tools and methodologies useful to work in the field. The lectures and contributions will address the concepts of public space, participatory design, and sustainable design.
Students will also be involved in a participatory design event (led through the methodology of Planning for real) during which they will have the opportunity to deal with individuals who live close to via Gramegna in order to make the lighting installations and facilities as responsive as possible to the needs raised.
During the 4th 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 four 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 space.

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Locations

torino_locations Turin
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 25.

The tuition is fixed at 395€ per student that sends in the admission application by 24:00 on June 26th, 2014 or 450 € for students that submit their application by 24:00 on July 17th, 2014. 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.


The summer school will start July 23rd!! We have received more than 15 submissions from more than 10 countries. Enrollment is still open until second deadline!



1st Deadline: June 26th, 2014
Tuition Payment: 395 €The application for admittance must be submitted by June 26th, 2014 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a CV.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 30th, 2014. Selected candidates will have 7 days’ time (by the 7th of July) 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 17th, 2014Tuition Payment: 450 €The application for admittance must be submitted by July 17th, 2014 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a CV.

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
  • A bike or a booklet of 15 urban bus tickets
  • One welcome coffee break
  • 8 lunches
  • Lectures and mentoring
  • One summer school dinner in a trattoria
  • Whole material for the installation
  • 4 course credits (75 hours)

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Aperitivi and Board

Every day Izmo will offer students lunch. First two day student will enjoy italian food at FITZLAB and the other days in three restaurants in the area of intervention (listed below).

Friday, July 25th the Summer School dinner will be held at the restaurant “Piola da Cianci”.

l_alternativa_web Trattoria L’Alternativa
Via Errico Giachino, 60, Torino +39 011 020 0898http://www.trattorialalternativa.it
zi_baba_web ZibarbaVia Errico Giachino, 71, Torino +39 393 8959746http://www.zibarba.com
porco_rosso_web Il porco rossoVia Errico Giachino, 53/D, Torino+39 340 8081130http://www.ristoranteporcorossotorino.it

da_cianci

Piola da CianciLargo IV marzo, 9/b – 10122 – Torino+39 011 19879451

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Accommodations

The accommodation 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 —of course airbnbbut also*:
    • Open011Corso Venezia 11 – 10147 Torino – Tel. +39 011 250535Info: info@open011.it – Online booking: www.viaggikeluar.it
      • dorm (hostel type): 18 € night only
      • room 3-4 beds: 19€ with breakfast
      • single: 33€ with breakfast
      • double: 23€ with breakfast
    • Sharingvia Ivrea 24 – Torino -Tel. +39 011 5162038Booking: booking@sh-sharing.it(please, You should intruduce yourself as Izmo Winter School’s student in order to take advantage of these prices)
      • single room: 33,50€ with breakfast
      • double room: 22,50€ with breakfast
    • Tomato Backpackers HotelVia Silvio Pellico 11 – 10125 Torino – Tel. +39 011 0209400
      Info: www.tomato.to.it  email: info@tomato.to.it

      • single room: 36-38 €
      • double: 26-28€
      • triple: 22-24€
    • Ostello TorinoVia Giordano Bruno 191 – 10134 TorinoInfo: ostello@ostellotorino.it
    • Villa San GiuseppeCorso Giovanni Lanza, 3 – 10131 – Torino Google mapsInfo: patriciapar@fastmail.fm
      • dorm: 20€ with breakfast
  • We also suggest you check out Torino Hotellerie if you’d like to rent a flatVia Artisti n. 31/A, 10124 TorinoTel: +39 011 6994690 || Mobile: +39 327 1623733e-mail: torinohotellerie@gmail.com

* Please, consider also the City of Torino accommodation tax.

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Course credits

Summer School students will be awarded 4 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 organization in partnership with Circoscrizione 5 in the City of Turin, Politecnico di Torino, Iren S.p.A, TeSSO, Techlab, Officine Creative at Cecchi Point
Management and Coordination: Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat
Workshop tutors and assistant: Giulia Carlone, Giulia Marra, Pasquale Onofrio, Ianira Vassallo, Giuseppe Vinci

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Faq

  • The first day lesson (July 23rd) 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
Alberto Rudellat: +39 328 2110079

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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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