Izmo Winter School 2013 – Interior Design and Creative Re-use: transforming a bus into a play room for children

Izmo Winter School 2013 – Interior Design and Creative Re-use: transforming a bus into a play room for children

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Titolo: Izmo Winter School 2013 – Interior Design and Creative Re-use: transforming a bus into a play room for children
Data: 16 – 25 Gennaio 2013
Luogo: Torino
In collaborazione con: Politecnico di Torino e Cecchi Point – hub multiculturale
Team: Ianira Vassallo, Emanuela Saporito, Giulia Carlone,  Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat
Keywords:  interior design, autocostruzione, winter school, partecipazione, riuso creativo, ludoteca, progettazione coi bambini

Obiettivi

L’obiettivo del progetto è stato organizzare e condurre una Winter School internazionale di 10 giorni (di cui 8 lavorativi), con lo scopo di trasformare un autobus dismesso in una ludoteca per bambini posizionata all’interno del cortile del Cecchi Point (via A. Cecchi 17, Torino). La Winter school è stata strutturata attraverso lezioni frontali tenute da professori universitari e professionisti nel settore dell’ interior design e laboratori di autocostruzione con materiali di recupero per la realizzazione dell’installazione finale. Il programma è stato costruito al fine di avere un punto di vista eterogeneo rispetto ai temi dell’ interior design e del design autoprodotto e offrire agli studenti un’esperienza accademica ma al contempo progettuale, pratica e ludica.

Descrizione

La Winter School internazionale organizzata da Izmo e svoltasi a Torino dal 16 al 25 Gennaio 2013, ha avuto come tema la progettazione di una ludoteca per i bambini del quartiere Aurora utilizzando un autobus dismesso donato dalla società di trasporti GTT di Torino. L’autobus è stato posizionato all’interno del cortile del Cecchi Point, un hub multiculturale del quartiere, al fine di ampliare le funzioni del cortile e creare uno spazio di gioco coperto per la stagione invernale.
Le lezioni (interamente in lingua inglese) sono state tenute da professori del Politecnico di Milano e del Politecnico di Torino. Inoltre sono stati organizzati alcuni incontri con professionisti del settore che hanno affrontato tematiche connesse al design autoprodotto, al design per bambini e al riuso creativo.
Al termine del ciclo di lezioni e degli incontri con i professionisti, i partecipanti hanno avuto modo di interagire direttamente con alcuni fruitori del progetto: i ragazzini che frequentano quotidianamente il Cecchi Point. Attraverso l’organizzazione di un evento di progettazione partecipata, i ragazzi sono stati invitati a disegnare e ripensare gli spazi dell’autobus tendendo conto anche delle esigenze di gioco delle diverse fasce d’età presenti all’interno del Cecchi Point. A partire dalle informazioni raccolte durante questa giornata, gli studenti hanno progettato una serie di giochi e installazioni e, infine, sono intervenuti concretamente sull’ autobus. 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 stato organizzato uno spettacolo di improvvisazione teatrale, a cura dell’Associazione Quinta Tinta, per presentare ai bambini e alla comunità i risultati del workshop e in questa occasione gli studenti hanno potuto osservare i bambini fruire concretamente degli spazi da loro realizzati.

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 degli arredi). Soddisfatti per la collaborazione con lo lo staff di Izmo e dell’atmosfera cooperativa, la maggior parte di loro hanno indicato come obiettivo principale della loro partecipazione sia la multidisciplinarietà, sia la possibilità di lavorare in un ambiente multiculturale. Nonostante la generale soddisfazione sono state riscontrate alcune difficoltà rispetto alla lingua. Tendenzialmente, con il prevalere di persone con il medesimo idioma, nelle fasi di lavoro più operativo e decisionale, all’interno dei gruppi di lavoro l’italiano ha preso il sopravvento.

Title: Izmo Winter School 2013 – Interior Design and Creative Re-use: transforming a bus into a play room for children
Date: January 16th – 25th, 2013
Location: Turin – Italy
In collaboration with: Politecnico di Torino and Cecchi Point – multicultural hub
Team: Ianira Vassallo, Emanuela Saporito, Giulia Carlone,  Pasquale Onofrio, Giuseppe Vinci, Giulia Marra, Alessandro Grella, Alberto Rudellat
Keywords: interior design, self-made design, winter school, participation, creative re-use, playroom, designing with children

Objectives

The project objective was to organize and lead 10 days of International Winter School (8 of working). The aim was transforming a disposed bus, placed in the Cecchi Point courtyard, to a children’s playroom.
The Winter School, composed by lectures, taught by professors and professionals in the field of ‘interior design and a workshops with recycled materials used to self-make the final installation.
The program has been set in order to have a diverse point of view on the issues of interior design and self-made design and give to the students an academic but, at the same time, practical and playful experience.

Description

The International Winter School organized by Izmo and held in Turin, from 16 to 25 January 2013, had as topic the design of a playroom for the kids in the neighborhood Aurora using a disused bus donated by the transport company GTT Turin. The bus was placed in the courtyard of Cecchi Point, a local multicultural hub, in order to extend the functions of the court and create a covered playroom for the winter season.
Lessons (in English language) were given by professors from Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. Izmo has also organized meetings with professionals who have dealt with issues related to self-design, design for children and the creative re-use.
At the end of the lecturing stage and the meetings with professionals, participants were able to interact directly with some future bus users: the kids who attend Cecchi Point daily. Through the organization of an event of participatory design, the children have been helped to draw and rethink the spaces of the bus taking into account also the different age gaming needs. From the information gathered during this session, students have designed a series of games and installations, and finally intervened concretely on the bus.
The workshop participants had access to materials and tools needed, and were constantly monitored and assisted by Izmo’s metors and designers.
The last day at last, was organized a show of improvisational theater, held by Quinta Tinta company to present to the children and the community the the workshop outcome and on this occasion the students were able to observe the children actually enjoy the spaces they have made.

Methods and languages

  • lectures and talks
  • planning
  • Self-build construction

Conclusions

The participants expressed really positive comments regards the school in general (lectures, talks, design and manufacture of furniture). Satisfied about the collaboration with Izmo’s staff and the cooperative atmosphere, most of them have indicated as the main interest to partecipate in it: the multidisciplinary and the possibility to work in a multicultural contest. Despite the general satisfaction some difficulties has been enlighted about language. Basically, with the prevalence of people with the same language, in the more operational and decision-making stages of the work, within the working groups the Italian language took precedence.

Main information || Abstract || Partners || Program || Lectures, Professors and Guests || Design studio and Installation || Locations || Submission Deadlines and Tuition || Included in the Registration Fee || Aperitivi and Board || Accomodations || Course credits || Insurance || Visa and Passport || How to come and move in Torino || Tourist Information || Organization || Faq || Info contacts

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Main information

What: Winter School
Topic: Interior Design and Creative Re-use: transforming a bus into a play room for children
When: January 16th – 25th, 2013
Where: Torino, Italy
Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm
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: 500€ until December 26th || 570€ until January 13th

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Abstract

Izmo, after two editions of Summer Schools, has organized the first edition of the International Winter School in Turin (Italy) from January 16th to January 25th 2013, which focuses on interior design and creative re-use. The course is targeted to students, graduates, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of ecological and creative design.
The lectures (in English language) will be held by experts and professors of interior design and creative re-use of spaces, with the aim to provide insights as broad and multidisciplinary as possible. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand methods of ecological and interactive design that will enable him or her to work creatively with waste materials and to approach to participatory design practices.
The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with Controprogetto [Italy], UdA [Italy] and Truly Design [Italy], who as special-guests will show their projects and approaches to the topic. At the end of their lessons, participants will intervene effectively on a dismissed public bus, located in the Cecchi-Point courtyard: a multicultural hub of a neighborhood located in Turin, near Izmo’s office. Students will design and refurbish the bus, in order to create a new urban space: a play room for the children of the neighborhood, who usually get together at the Cecchi Point after school time.
Each student will receive all the materials and work tools necessary and will be mentored by Izmo staff in each phase of the project.
Participants of the Winter School will be awarded 4 credits, recognized by the Politecnico di Torino, transferable at any other university.
In addition, we will provide constant support in logistics, housing research, mobility, and tourism.

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Partners

The Winter School is conceived by Izmologo_izmo_web_180 in partnership with Politecnico di Torino and Cecchi Pointlogo_politecnico_torino_web

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Program

Day 1 – Wednesday, January 16th [at FitzLab]

  • 10.00 – 10.30 Welcome
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Presentations and Introduction to the Winter School
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Lecture by Matilde Cassani and Francesco Librizzi (Interior Design)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.00 – 17.00 Field Trip (selected Turin’s interior design projects)
  • 17.00 – 18.00 Talk: UdA
  • 18.00 – 20.00 Aperitivo (@ Toolbox)

Day 2 – Thursday, January 17th [at FitzLab + Cecchi Point]

  • 9.00 – 11.00 Izmo Presentation (work & tools)
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Lecture by Davide Fassi (Temporary Urban Solutions)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.00 – 16.30 Talk: Truly Design
  • 16.30 – 18.30 Participatory design event @ Cecchi Point + Survey on Cecchi Point and Dismissed Bus
  • 18.30 – 19.00 Aperitivo

Day 3 – Friday, January 18th [at Cecchi Point]

  • 9.00 – 11.00 Working plan design
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Lecture by Silvia Barbero (Design & Reuse)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Talk: Controprogetto
  • 16.00 – 18.30 Working plan design with Controprogetto & Silvia Barbero
  • 19.00 Conference dinner @ Trattoria da Cianci

Saturday 19th / Sunday 20th – Weekend Break

Day 4 – Monday, January 21st [at Cecchi Point]

  • 9.00 – 11.00 Lecture by Cristina Ajroldi (Design for children)
  • 11.00 – 13.00 Full session designing
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.00 – 18.00 Full session designing
  • 18.00 – 19.00 Talk: Yellow Basket
  • 19.00 – 20.00 Aperitivo

Day 5 – Tuesday, January 22nd [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 6 – Wednesday, January 23rd [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 7 – Thursday, January 24th [at Cecchi Point]

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

Day 8 – Fridayy, January 25th [at Cecchi Point]

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

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Lectures Professors and Guests

Day 1

Matilde Cassani
Matilde_CassaniShe is anarchitect, an artist and a reseacher at the Polytechnic School of Milan. She has worked in Milan, Barcelona, Stuttgardt, and New York where she launched her exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery named “Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings”. She teaches Design Methodology at the Master of Interior Design at NABA, Milan, Italy.
Francesco Librizzi
librizziHe is an architect and a designer. He graduated in Palermo and moved to Milan, where founded his Design Studio. Francesco is professor and co-director at the Master of Interior Design at NABA (New Academy of Beaux Arts), Milan. Among international works and international awards, he designed the Italian Pavillion at Biennale di Venezia in 2010 and he won the Prix Émile Hermès, “Le sens de l’objet”, in 2008.
UdA
uda_studio_newUdA was founded in 1992 in Turin by Valter Camagna, Massimiliano Camoletto and Andrea Marcante.
Since 2005 the designer Adelaide Testa is put of the team for the interiors projects.
Uda’s projects have been described by the critics as example of an ultra sophisticated architecture with a specific concern to sensory perceptions, materials, light and surfaces. A refinement like sign of the complexity of the relationship between man and space. This theme closely correlated with the interest for cross-influence from other forms of creative expression, as well as moving freely from interior design to architecture brought UdA to conceive their projects in the perspective of a transformation of the Cartesian concept of “space” into its emotional-sensuous homologues of “territory” and “landscape”.

Day 2

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 member of DHOC (Interior Design for HOspitable cities research group), member of DESIS network and coordinator of exchange programs and GIDE (Group of International Design Education).
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.

Day 3

Silvia Barberofoto-Silvia-Barbero
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.
Controprogetto
controprogettoControprogetto designs and manufactures furniture, interiors, temporary settings and structures for public spaces using recycled materials. The project was born in 2003 in Milano.Controprogetto is a laboratory of design and experimentation, participation and retraining of unusable materials and resources. Controprogetto suggests to provide the tools and the expertise whoever wants to build, starting from scrap materials, objects to keep for himself or give away. Controprogetto is: Valeria Cifarelli, Matteo Prudenziati, Davide Rampanelli, Alessia Zema.

Day 4

Cristina Ajroldi
Cristina_AjroldiShe is an architect and Co-founder of MUBA from 1998, “Museum of Children” in Milan. She works with BDGS Associates Architects since 1999. Starting from 2000, Cristina also collaborates with “Osservatorio Progetto Bambino”, a research center about projects for childhood, at the Polytechnic School of Milano, where, from 2009, she has also became professor of the last year Interior Design Atelier.
Yellow Basket
Yellow-BasketYellowbasket was born in December 2010 with a boutique on line and one in Turin.
First Italian e-commerce focused on design for children, it’ s a project by Alice Furioso and Marta Di Vincenzo. The two young architets are interested in design for children after Alice maternity.
Their products are selected by functionality, innovation, sustainability and security aspects.

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Design Studio and Installation

The Winter School will offer participants the opportunity to design and create installations and furniture to be placed within a public transportation bus. During the lessons students will be provided tools and methodologies useful to interior design work. The lectures and contributions by Professors and Guests will address the concepts of interior design, participatory and sustainable design.
Students will also be involved in a participatory design event 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 day, a 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 bus installations will be presented to the public during an opening party dedicated to the unveiling of play room for children.

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Locations

torino_locations TurinIn 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 FitzlabOn 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 PointCecchi 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 Winter School is fixed at a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20.
The tuition is fixed at 500€ per student that sends in the admission application by 24:00 on December 26th, 2012 or 570 € for students that submit their application by 24:00 on January 13th, 2013.
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: associazione@izmo.it.

1st Deadline: December 26th, 2012.
Tuition Payment: 500€
The application for admittance must be submitted by December 26th, 2012 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a single attached file containing the CV.
The applications will be evaluted by a committee formed by members of Izmo.
The committee’s final decision will be communicated via electronic mail to each candidate by threee from the submission email request. Selected candidates will have 5 days’ time 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: January 13th, 2013.
Tuition Payment: 570 €
The application for admittance must be submitted by January 13th, 2013 to the email: associazione@izmo.it. The applications must include a single attached file containing the CV.
The applications will be evaluted immediately by a committee formed by members of Izmo. The committee decision will be communicated via electronic mail to each candidate within one day after the student’s submission. Selected candidates will have 1 day 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 or a Booklet of 15 urban bus tickets
    • Map of Turin
    • Papers and a pencil
  • One welcome coffee break
  • Bus tour in five interior spaces
  • Lectures and mentoring
  • 8 lunches and 6 aperitivi
  • One winter school dinner in a trattoria Da Cianci
  • Whole material for the installation
  • 4 course credits

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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, January 18th the Winter 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 Winter 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)
  • 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 Ribordone 12 – Torino – Tel. +39 011 2243024
    Booking: 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 (each person)
  • single room: 36-38 €
  • double: 26-28€
  • triple: 22-24€

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

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Course credits

Winter 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).

[ITA] “agli studenti iscritti a corsi di laurea del Collegio di Architettura e del Collegio di Design che parteciperanno all’attività in oggetto potranno essere riconosciuti 4 CFU come crediti liberi.”

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Insurance

Izmo Winter 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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Organization

Partners: Izmo cultural association with Politecnico di Torino
Management and Coordination: Ianira Vasallo e Emanuela Saporito
Workshop tutors and assistant: Giulia Marra, Pasquale Onofrio, Ianira Vassallo, Giuseppe Vinci, Julie Labbé, Alessandro Grella, Giulia Carlone

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Faq

  • The first day lesson (January 16th) will be held at Fitzlab (via Aosta 8 – Torino). Just use the link to find the direction and pubblic transportation route.
  • TIP: bring with you also “dirtyable” warm working cloth

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Info contacts

Izmo – made to gather

FitzLab – Via Aosta, 8 – 10152 – Torino – Italy
associazione@izmo.it
Ianira Vassallo: +39 339 6460860

Emanuela Saporito: +39 320 5729228

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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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