Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

Recycle, Post-Productions, Heterotopias

  • Lecturer
    • Nicola Emery
 

Recycling emerged as a search for sustainable strategies to tackle contradictions in the endless cycle of contemporary productivism-consumerism. It is here understood as a transformative exercise capable of reversing the previous uses and meanings of spaces and objects: a form of reuse that calls in question the primacy of use, and opposes a pragmatic approach with an aesthetic emancipation-revolution. The rationalist method of building the plan and project from scratch will be joined by that of stratification and an adjustment or rupture with monofunctionally reified space, leading us to listen to the latent potential, amid many surprises, inherent in discards. The course envisages one or more exercises on the practice of reuse.

MSc1

sem II

h 24

ects 2.5

IT

Oral final exam.

Examination Mode