Izmo Summer School 2015 – Outdoor Cinema Design – Turin, Italy

Izmo Summer School 2015 – Outdoor Cinema Design – Turin, Italy

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Titolo: Izmo Summer School 2015 – Outdoor Cinema Design
Data: luglio 2015
Luogo: Torino – Chieri (TO)
In collaborazione con: Techlab; Comune di Chieri, Politecnico di Torino
Team: Alessandro Grella, Pasquale Onofrio, Andrea Pasquarelli, Alberto Rudellat, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Carlone
Keywords: progettazione partecipata; autocostruzione; workshop; spazio pubblico; cinema

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 Design e dell’autocostruzione. La Summer school, sviluppata in collaborazione con l’Associazione Techlab, si poneva l’obiettivo finale di progettare e realizzare un cinema all’aperto a Chieri (TO), creando arredi e installazioni con materiale di recupero.
Il corso è stato strutturato in lezioni frontali, tenute da professori universitari e professionisti nel settore, e laboratori di autocostruzione per la realizzazione delle installazioni finali. Il programma è stato costruito al fine di fornire agli studenti un approccio eterogeneo rispetto ai temi del design autoprodotto e offrire 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 cinema all’aperto nell’area dell’ex fabbrica Tabasso a Chieri (TO), utilizzando principalmente materiale di recupero per creare gli arredi e le installazioni. Le lezioni (interamente in lingua inglese) sono state tenute da professori e professionisti del settore che hanno affrontato tematiche connesse al design autoprodotto, alla progettazione partecipata e al riuso creativo. Al termine del ciclo di lezioni i partecipanti hanno avuto modo di lavorare direttamente sul campo, spostandosi a Chieri, ospitati da Techlab, e intervenendo direttamente sullo spazio pubblico. 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 e Techlab. Durante l’ultima giornata 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 complessivamente positivi rispetto all’offerta formativa della school (lezioni, talk, progettazione e realizzazione delle installazioni), al supporto fornito da Izmo e Techlab 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 di Torino e un affascinante esempio di architettura industriale come l’ex fabbrica Tabasso di Chieri. 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.
Al contempo, gli studenti segnalano come limite la poca interazione con i cittadini e con le istituzioni nel corso dei lavori e della serata conclusiva, di inaugurazione del cinema.
Tutti gli arredi, mobili e disassemblabili, saranno presi in carico da Techlab che li utilizzerà per allestire il cinema e per organizzare eventi musicali e teatrali in uno spazio molto frequentato soprattutto da giovani, per via della vicinanza con la biblioteca comunale.

Title: Izmo Summer School 2015 – Outdoor Cinema Design
Date: July 22nd – 31st 2015
Location: Turin/Chieri – Italy
In collaboration with: Techlab; Comune di Chieri, Politecnico di Torino
Team: Alessandro Grella, Pasquale Onofrio, Andrea Pasquarelli, Alberto Rudellat, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Ianira Vassallo, Giulia Carlone
Keywords: self-made design, participation, creative re-use, cinema

Objectives

Organizing and leading a 10-day International Summer School, addressed to students and professionals interested in the topic of Design of public space. The Summer school, developed in collaboration with Techlab (a community-operated workspace in Chieri), arose the ultimate goal of build street furniture and installations in order to set up an open air cinema in Chieri (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, focused on designing and making street furniture and installations in order to set up an open air cinema in a public green area inside a brownfield, in the city of Chieri (Turin), using mainly recycled and sustainable materials. The lectures (taught in English language) are held by experts and professors of Landscape, Urban, Furniture and Interaction design, in order to develop a broad and multidisciplinary perspective on the subject. 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 installations), the support provided by Izmo and Techlab, 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 of Turin and a fascinating example of industrial architecture as former Tabasso cotton mill in Chieri. 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.
At the same time, the students point out as a limit the lack of interaction with citizens and institutions in the course of the work and during the inauguration of the cinema. Techlab will take responsibility for all furniture and use them to set up the cinema and to organize musical and theatrical events, in an area frequented by young people, because of the proximity to the city library.

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Main information

What: Summer School
Topic: Outdoor Cinema Design
When: July 22nd – 31st 2015
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm
How: Lectures, Design Workshop, Outdoor Cinema realization
Organization: Izmo in partnership with Techlab, Comune di Chieri, Politecnico di Torino
Fee: 395€ until June 18th || 450€ until July 16th

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Abstract

Izmo will run the 5th edition of the International Summer School in Turin (Italy) from 22nd to 31st of July 2015. This year, the focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build street furniture and installations in order to set up an open air cinema in Chieri (Turin).
The course aims at attracting students – both under and post graduates -, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of public space and creative re-use.
The project is developed in collaboration with Techlab, a community-operated workspace in Chieri.
The lectures will be held by experts and professors of Landscape, Urban, Furniture 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 esterni [Italy] and Truly Design [Italy]: 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, participants will work on the design and production of street furniture and installations using sustainable materials, in order to set up an open air cinema in a public green area inside a brownfield, in the city of Chieri.
The installation will be inaugurated by a friendly and informal ceremony, showing a movie in collaboration with the movie theater and the Municipality of Chieri.
Each student will be equipped with all necessary materials and work tools and will be mentored by Izmo 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 Techlab and Politecnico di Torinotechlab logo_politecnico_torino_web with the patronage and sponsorship of Comune di ChieriChieri-Stemma


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Program

Day 1 – Wednesday, July 22nd [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 Landscape and Public space (by Giulia Carlone)
  • 13:00 – 14:30 — Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 16:00 — Lecture 2 – Public space and urban tactics (by Alessandro Grella)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 — Talk 1 – esterni introduces itself

Day 2 – Thursday, July 23rd [at FitzLab]

  • 09:30 – 11:30 — Lecture 3 – Sustainable and reuse designing (by Silvia Barbero)
  • 11:30 – 13:00 — Lecture 4 – Temporary Urban Solutions (by Davide Fassi)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 — Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 16:00 — Lecture 5 – Intro to Outdoor Cinema Design (by Marco Mastino)
  • 16:00 – 18:00 — Talk 2 – Truly Design introduces itself

Day 3 – Friday, July 24th [at Chieri]

  • 09:30 – 11:30 — Talk 3 – Techlab introduces itself and Tabasso case study
  • 11.30 – 13:00 — Lecture 6 – Participatory design – theory and practices (by Emanuela Saporito)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 — Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 17:00 — Participatory design event (mentor: Alberto Rudellat and Ianira Vassallo)
  • 20:30 – 23:00 — Summer school dinner

Weekend Break

Day 4 – Monday, July 27th [at Chieri]

  • 09:30 – 10:30 — Talk 3 – use of tools and materials (by Pasquale Onofrio)
  • 10:30 – 13:00 — Full session designing (mentor: Giulia Marra, Pasquale Onofrio, Pierluigi Vona)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 — Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 18:00 — Full session designing (mentor: Pasquale Onofrio, Paolo Cavagnolo)

Day 5 – Tuesday, July 28th [at Chieri]

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

Day 6 – Wednesday, July 29th [at Chieri]

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

Day 7 – Thursday, July 30st [at Chieri]

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

Day 8 – Friday, August 31st [at Chieri]

  • 09:30 – 13:00 Construction of the installation
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Conclusion and feedback
  • 18:30 – 20:00 Opening party and projection

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Lectures, Talks and Professors

Listed below are the lecture and talk descriptions and the professors’/professionals’ profiles:

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 from 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 collaborates 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.

Public space and urban tactics

The lecture will explore the meanings and definitions of public spaces. The students will be invited 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 a researcher with the Department Interateneo Territorio, IRES Piemonte and SiTI Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione. Alessandro is a founding member of Izmo, a non profit organization which works on participatory processes and local development and Izmade, a company which produces sustainable furniture. He has been a lecturer at St. John International University (2011-2012) and since 2013 is teaching at IAAD, Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design.
His areas of research are Information and Communication Technologies in the planning and participatory processes. He continues to pursue his passions: urban design, architecture and design.


esterni introduces itself

Francesca Acquati, Head of the Production Department, will introduce to students the esterni organization, its approach and its projects.

esterni

esterni
esterni is a non-profit cultural association based in Milan. Since 1995, it has designed
public spaces and services for small and large communities, promoted and produced
events of aggregation, developed 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 a 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 which are then reinvested in new productions.
www.esterni.org


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 individuals 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, PhD, is assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino in the areas related to ecodesign, since 2005 she is adjunct professor of Environmental Requirements of Industrial Product at Design and Visual Communication graduate course.
She had her European doctorate in Production Systems and Industrial Design at Politecnico di Torino, with an exchange with Lund University in Sweden.
She is scientific coordinator of regional project (like PACK, with the involvement of territorial enterprises) and team responsible of international project (like in France, Montauban, and in Spain, Lea Artibai). She wrote numerous publications in scientific journals and she is the author of several books on international spread as Ecodesign (HF Ullmann, 2009) and Systemic Energy Networks (Lulu Enterprises, 2012).
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 design.


Temporary Urban Solutions

We live in towns that are in daily, continuous and sometimes instantaneous,
transformation. Cities that find innovative force from bottom up initiatives where spatial
and service designers act as facilitators of processes. Their temporary urban solutions
generate urban scenarios and create places, they interact with a city that is an actress in a
daily spectacle, which is presented here. This essay focusses on the role the designer has
in the transformation of the contemporary city today, questioning about the relationship
design has with the time factor, and the interaction between the designer and the
inhabitants of the city.

Davide Fassi

 Architect, PhD, he collaborates in several academic research projects on design for social innovation and spatial design for public space. He teaches Interior Design and Product Service System Design at the Politecnico di Milano –School of Design where he is a member of DHOC (Interior Design for Hospitable cities research group), a member of DESIS network and coordinator of exchange programs and GIDE (Group of International Design Education).


Intro to Outdoor Cinema Design

The lecture will present some examples of outdoor projections taking into account both
permanent and specific spaces and places suitable for the temporary event. It will also
make a brief reference to the regulations governing safety and accessibility by analyzing
the best solutions for the installation of a space suitable to host outdoor screenings and
meetings.

Marco Mastino

mastinoAfter graduating from DAMS (Disciplines for Arts, Music and Entertainment) in Turin, he began working with the AMNC (National Organization of Cinema Museum) dealing with the organization and realization of cultural events and film festivals. In 2009 he founded the project cinemAutismo (focused on autism) of which he is co-curator and from 2014 he has became the vice-president of AMNC.


Truly Design introduces itself

Mauro ‘Mauro149’ Italiano, founder of Truly DDesign, will introduce students to
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.


Techlab introduces itself and Tabasso case study

“The design is good design if and only if it is: interactive, sustainable and systemic.”
”In Italy there are hackers and makers since the tenth century: they are called artisans”.
The lesson will begin from these issues by clarifying how today is important for the opensource project development and research in Italy. The makers movement is, first of all about communities and the circulation of ideas, but to really develop them (the ideas) we need a means and infrastructure (here is what we already have). The focus of the lecture will be the practical application of these philosophies in the context of lighting, dealing with two issues: (I) the state of the art; (II) the design processes and its most significant implementations.

Techlab

Techlab 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 Techlab, is a Nuclear engineer, as soon as possible he will manage to finish his radioactive career and get his master doegree.
Meanwhile, he is collecting electronic waste from the street and he is working on five utopian projects.
Love for Arduino brought him to collaborate and teaching interaction design at NABA, Milano.

Pierluigi Vona co-founder of Techlab.
Potentially is a designer, and has a love for rugby.
GGrown up near Turin, he attended Design and
Communication courses at the Polytechnic university. He has travelled Europe, and
chose Stockholm, Sweden to study Media Production and Lighting design.


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 as the basis of an evergrowing
interest in involving local stakeholders and citizens in designing and
implementing urban regeneration policies. 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 the
people lives and working around Tabasso cotton mill in order to learn from their experience of those spaces, and thus gather suggestions aimed at designing street furniture and installations.

Emanuela Saporito

saporito
Emanuela Saporito is architect and PhD. She graduated with honors from the Politecnico di Torino in 2008 with a thesis written in collaboration with Avventura Urbana on community planning and and participatory design. Since then, she has been studying and working between Turin, Milan and Boston. In September 2011, Emanuela was Visiting Scholar at Harvard for four months at the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government, where she had the chance to attend seminars and conferences on participatory planning and collaborative decision-making practices. In 2013 Emanuela received a PhD in Spatial Planning and Urban Development from the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis on pluralist approaches to urban planning, developed under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Balducci. In 2014 she founded OrtiAlti with Elena Carmagnani, a social innovation project to recover abandoned flat roofs in order to transform them into community gardens. She works as architect and researcher since 2008, with a focus on participatory design practices, collaborative decision-making processes and social innovation projects.

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Design Studio and Installation

The Summer School will offer participants the opportunity to design and create an outdoor cinema to be placed within the public space in Chieri, close to Techlab, within the Tabasso cotton mill. During the lessons students will be provided with tools and methodologies useful to work in the field. The lectures and contributors 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 and work close to Tabasso cotton mill in order to make the outdoor cinema and facilities as responsive as possible to their needs.
In the field research, design studio workshop and the realization phases, the participants will be constantly under supervision, mentored and assisted by members of Izmo. During the 4th day (Monday), two design studio sessions will take place in which the students will define in a detailed manner the proposed intervention. The last four days will be dedicated to the realization and installation of the project.
Each student will have all the materials necessary to work at their disposal, 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 explore and appreciate the city of Turin, the major business and cultural centre in northern Italy. Capital of the Piedmont region, and located mainly on the left bank of the Po River surrounded by the Alpine arch, the population of the city is over 900,000 occupants, while the Turin metropolitan area has 2.2 million.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, 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 soccer 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 peoples’ 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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location_tabasso_chieri Cotonificio Tabasso

The Tabasso cotton mill is an industrial park in the heart of Turin’s hills. Abandoned for bankruptcy in ’94, it become property of the City of Chieri and then a “common good” of the citizens, through a process of participation currently underway.
The area is the symbol of the transformation of the times, from large complex designed for serial production to a center for cultural and social services of Chieri. Part of the buildings are now home to the Municipal Library, the Consortium of Social Services, the Center for Employment, the TechLab, the Post Office and a café. The remaining 32,000 square meters of former industrial spaces are closed and they are stimulating the imagination of the community, waiting for the new renaissance.

The vastness of the cotton mill includes courtyards, lawns, trees and parking lots and has become points of youth gathering, acts to host musical events and relaxing areas. The space is characterized by the natural shape of an amphitheater, about 350 square meters, partly surrounded by trees and overlooking the library.

The entire complex is located on the outskirts of the City of Chieri, easily accessible by
public transport and 15 minutes walk from the train station.Cotonificio Tabasso
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 1 — 10023 — Chieri, TO
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Submission Deadlines and Tuition

The number of requests for enrollment in the Summer School is fixed at a minimum of 13 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 18th, 2015 or 450 € for students that submit their application by 24:00 on July 16th, 2015. 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 22nd!! We have received more than 15 submissions from more than 10 countries.
Enrollment is still open until second deadline!

1st Deadline: June 18th, 2015

Tuition Payment: 395 €

The application for admittance must be submitted by June 18th, 2015 through the form linked below.
The applications will be evaluated 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 email to each candidate after 4 days. 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 16th, 2015

Tuition Payment: 450 €

The application for admittance must be submitted by July 16th, 2015 through the form linked below.
The applications will be evaluated 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 email 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
  • 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. The first two days student will enjoy Italian food at FITZLAB and the other days in the restaurant in the area of intervention.
Friday, July 24th the Summer School dinner will be held at the restaurant “Piola da Cianci”.

Nuovo_Caffe_Letterario Nuovo Caffè Letterario

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 1, Chieri

https://www.facebook.com/NuovoCaffeLetterario

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Piola da Cianci

Largo IV marzo, 9/b – 10122 – Torino

https://www.facebook.com/ciancipiolacaffe

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Accommodations

The accommodations are 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*:
      • Open011
        Corso Venezia 11 – 10147 Torino – Tel. +39 011 250535
        Info: 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
      • Sharing

        via Ivrea 24 – Torino –
        Tel. +39 011 5162038

        Booking: booking@sh-sharing.it

        (please, You should introduce yourself as Izmo Summer 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 Hotel
        Via 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€

     

  • We also suggest you check out Torino Hotellerie if you’d like to rent a flat

    Via Artisti n. 31/A, 10124 Torino

    Tel: +39 011 6994690 || Mobile: +39 327 1623733

    e-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 traveling 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, authorizes 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 travel to and within 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
accessible to 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 has 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. The service is generally operative from early morning (about 5am) until midnight. Tickets cost € 1,50 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 160 km of reserved paths, 40 km of which is within the urban parks, making Turin
“green” and 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.org

Suggestions and must:

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Organization

Partners: Izmo cultural organization in partnership with Techlab, Politecnico di Torino, and Comune di Chieri

Management and Coordination: Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat

Workshop tutors and assistant: Giulia Marra, Pasquale Onofrio, Ianira Vassallo, Giuseppe Vinci

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Faq

  • The first day lesson (July 22nd) 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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