Politecnico di Torino
The 2017 edition of SEWING A SMALL TOWN will focus on the socio-economic and architectural regeneration of two historical settlements on the hills near the city of Turin. The hilltowns of Bussolino and Bardassano represent two examples of a specific cultural way to build on and with territory. This region is also included in the UNESCO-MaB hill named “Collina Po Man and Biosphere Reserve”.
The projects of the summer school will deal with architectural and territorial issues according the two respective scales: the regional scale will draw up a simplified territorial plan in order to set the connections of the two hilltowns with Gassino Torinese, Chivasso and Turin; the architectural scale will focus on the reuse of several buildings according to the existing situation by investigating the delicate relationship between innovation and conservation of the built forms.
SEWING A SMALL TOWN is open to a maximum of 30 participants, students or graduates in architecture (Bachelor or Master), Ph.D. students and architects less than thirty years old, selected through the evaluation of curriculum vitae, motivation letter and portofolio by a scientific committee. The activities consist of theoretical evening courses and a design workshop.
By April 30, 2017, through the online submission procedure available, applicants are requested to send a PDF file, max 10 MB, including a CV, a motivation letter and a portfolio, making sure to include the following mandatory information: name, surname, date of birth, educational background, email address, home address, phone number, Skype contact.