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Architettura e catastrofe, Lettera Ventidue, Siracusa Gramsci 53, , Rome, Italy elisa. Gramsci 53, , Rome, Italy roberta. Geographically distant, accumulated by deep social problems and intimately connected by common roots: both cultures have penetrated over centuries and are still closely linked largest population of native Africans lives in Brazil, as well Brazilians in Nigeria. The progressive urbanization opens questions: how to respect involvement of existing local spontaneous settlements marginal, emergency in the bigger picture of contemporary project, moving through categories such as innovation-globalization and conservationenhancement of local identities?

Through analysis of compositional matrices and relationship between inhabited center and context, the crosssectional Afro-Brazilian reading aims to underline elements that are useful for a strategical approach to contemporary design, underling natural and artificial mediation possibility. References De Boeck, F. M, Leicester. Albrecht, B. Jauregui J. Drummond D. Lepik A. Re shaping landscapes: scenic Hellenistic architecture in the making of a monumental urban form and its spread in Roman period Antonello Fino1, Alessandro Labriola2. The reading of the urban image of ancient cities is often limited to two dimensions, exclusively focused on the street plan and on the building typologies.

Such approach tends to take into insufficient account the spatial interactions of the urban plan with the site topography, as well as the visual relationships between monumental architecture, urban tissues and landscapes. A series of recent studies has offered significant contributions towards a three-dimensional comprehension of the ancient city. The research will outline the characteristics and the evolution of this pattern and investigate its diffusion in the Mediterranean through the analysis of case studies in Hellenistic Sicily and in Hispania Tarraconensis during the reign of Augustus.

Between 3rd and 2nd century B. The research will highlight the role played by these experiences in the later diffusion of the same models in many cities of Hispania e. Sagunto, Bilbilis, Segobriga , as a part of the Augustan program of urbanization. References Rocco, G. Livadiotti ed. Zanker, P. Dipartimento di architettura, ingegneria delle costruzioni e ambiente costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Via Giuseppe Ponzio 31, , Milano micaela. Keywords: Architectural design, macroeconomics, regionali planning policies At a stage of the world-economy development dominated by increasingly expanding phenomena such as globalization, urbanization, unbridled urban sprawl, investigating into the relation between urban and rural areas implies the need to extensively analyze the repercussions over settlements organization and to ask ourselves whether we can conceive of alternative development models, whether the urbanization process of the planet be truly irreversible.

In the Thirties Italy with the rise of Fascism and corporatism, the United States with Fordism and Americanism, the Soviet Union with the quick, forced process of transformation and modernization implemented through the Five-Year Plans program, underwent a period of sweeping economic, social and cultural change headed and run by the ruling class. In Italy the transformation of the landscape through land reclamation programs and the construction of new cities provided the occasion to celebrate the myths and ideals of the fascist ideology.

The dams and various public buildings specially built for the US population, were meant to epitomize the pride a nation takes on itself Huxley Finally, in the Soviet Union the harsh debate-confrontation between opposite political sides holding different macro-economic and macro-urban planning views saw urbanists and disurbanists pursue the same goal, namely the creation of a new man through a new conception of the world.

All of these experiences which ambitiously aimed at implementing transformation projects of the territory, reshaping the natural and agricultural landscape[1], building new cities, creating a new civilization and a new man, passively took place in a developmentoriented scenario; today things have changed and capitalism confronts a senile state Amin of stagnation while untiringly exerting its ideological power.

References Canella, G. Ceccarelli, P. Huxley, J. Lilienthal, D. Marcuse, H. Portoghesi, P. The research objective is to define a theoretical model able to understand the current conformation of Mediterranean cities. The definition of the model is to be understood as a morphological configuration of urban contexts: the aim is to allow the taking vision from which to build alternative models capable of establishing new relationships between the elements of the case study, thus determining the morphological change of the reference model. The formal criterion by which it is possible to read the territory is the territorial room: this is observable from two privileged floors, the first facing the sky and the second on the horizon, where the condition of opening to the sea offers itself as an ideal section of the room.

This particular condition allows one to observe a historically constructed scene, that is, codified landscape. The reading of the territorial rooms hosting the Mediterranean cities makes use of the indications emerged from the contemporary debate on the landscape, hence the position to set the study on the visual characteristics of the objects present in the study area.

The modeling takes place through the redesign of the area through two plans of projections peculiar to the open territorial room and thanks to the use of representative methods such as bird vision; these tools are a first form of communication between the observer and the object and provide a synthesis of the observed phenomena: a mechanism of communication between the world and the mind. References Jakob M. Morelli M. Gregotti V. Tafuri M. Quaroni L. Corboz A. Bisogni S and Renna A. Bisogni S. Geymonat L.

Keywords: Void, Excavation, Clearing, Cave, Architecture The void is the protagonist of architecture: it is the scene where our life takes place, it is where we move freely and man can define himself. The void in architecture lives on the full and the full lives of its emptiness. These two assumptions mean that architecture and the city are in fact a space, before anything else, and consequently that planning is a synthetic result of a process that has as its first and absolute intentionality the emptiness itself.

Three types of vacuum apologies in architecture are always interesting to me and can be summarized in their archetypes, that are formal actions too: the excavation, the clearing in the wood and the cave. Each of them can be read with this technique, but for each archetype you can enrich the method, by virtue of variations and constants that are typical of the matter they are made of, the cultural environment in which they live and the climate, this for not adopt a mere composition reading free of semantic information, intentionality and conscience of man as a thinking being that defines the reality that surrounds it.

Nature in fact becomes architecture when a delimited space of it is occupied by man, is conquered and man interacts in a complete sense with it. The first of all the means is to read the void and its fullness, the matter of which it is composed. References AA. Costruir el molde del espacio. El Croquis, Espuelas, F. Riflessioni sullo spazio in architettura. Christian Marinotti Edizioni, Milano. Polano S.

Casabella, , 2. Spirito G. Gangemi, Roma. Venezia, Teatres i antres. El retorn del mon subterrani a la modernidat. Zevi B. Giulio Einaudi, Torino. Some architectures of Livio Vacchini are confronted with the urban dimension and in this condition establish a precise relationship with the city space. On several occasions Vacchini interprets the urban condition of the building according to an order capable of restoring a solution of continuity between the open space of the city and that covered under the building.

This paper proposes to investigate two works by the Ticino architect: the new municipality building of Nice and the Ferriera in Locarno. The two buildings, even if they correspond to different functional destinations, recognize in their urban character the foundational reason of their architectural form. In the competition for Nice and in Ferriera building, Vacchini pursues a research on the type that can slide the urban space, then the road, inside the building.

The building is suspended from the ground and supported by a limited number of supports. The structural type of the wall-beam corresponds to the spatial idea of the suspended building. The idea of space is strongly linked to the nature of building systems. Probably, in this suspension condition, the spatial idea is realized through the tension established between the continuous floor and the large suspended element.

References Blaser, W. Lensing, T. Masiero, R. Masiero R. Vacchini, L. Keywords: Heritage, Tourism, Identity, Authenticity, City Around the Euro-Mediterranean area, there is the largest number of heritage site, containers of history, culture and traditions narrated by the urban space, a place of collective memory and of material and immaterial wealth.

To preserve the image, the object of the market, the heritage site end up transforming themselves into a museum city, a context capable of telling a single and unique story.

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The phenomenon of musealisation risks turning such sites into spaces set up specifically for the promotion and sale of a product for the international tourism market. At the same time, however, for its purpose of knowing places, the phenomenon of tourism has the ability to transform the characters of cities, introducing the needs of new interlocutors, which condition forms and uses requiring new parameters of definition and design.

The risk is to generate a false city that questions the concepts of authenticity and originality. The contribution wants to focus the attention on the urban space of different contexts, through a path of knowledge of the contemporary tourism phenomenon that redefines the concept of identity expressed by them.

The survey, developed thanks to the story of some international case studies, wants to go through the places of tourism with a particular look committed to observing the relative effects generated on urban-architectural heritage. La gestione del patrimonio in un secolo urbano, s. Nuove idee e forme di turismo culturale, s.

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References Albiero, R. Abitare il recinto. Belloni, F. Gazzola, A. Architettura e tipologia Officina Edizioni, Roma. Linazasoro, J. Narne, E. Abitare intorno a un vuoto Marsilio Editore, Venezia. Norberg-Schulz, C. Paesaggio ambiente architettura Electa Editrice, Milano. Zucchi, C. The reconstruction of Place Alphonse Fiquet in Amiens does not therefore result in the revival of a particular image of the city of Picardy, as in the invention of forms that manifest a link and a belonging to a wider cultural world, which is that of the northern French cities.

So this is the reason that explains the founding choice, in the project for the square, to place a beffroi where it had never been, as if it had always been there, and to coherently and historically rethink the urban form within the relationship between the civic tower and the Gothic cathedral. Gargiani, R.

Teoria e Opere Electa, Milano. Kopp, A. Lucan, J. Abram, J. The relation between architecture and place mapping has not yet been fully developed by researches on oral history. Mapping is a powerful tool to represent and describe a place; however it often lacks a diachronic dimension that can provide an insight into the dynamics of transformative processes.

In order to overcome this issue, we propose the inclusion of a diachronic linguistic dimension in the mapping process. Artisan Village , located in Modena Italy. The archive contains materials from the last 50 years, including newspaper articles, official documents, as well as transcriptions of interviews to the inhabitants of the Villaggio Artigiano. Through corpus and cognitive linguistics methods and theories, we investigate the language features that characterize the area; in particular we focus on identifying how the Villaggio Artigiano has been represented and narrated throughout the years by its inhabitants, the media, and the historiographic community.

The results are then used to analyse the relations between the language of the community and the places in a diachronic dimension, and allow for a graphical mapping of the network that the archive outlines. References Baker P. Bianchetti, C. Cervellati P. Comune di Modena , I villaggi artigiani, Nuovagrafica, Modena. Kropf K. Lynch, K.

Manni G. Marzot, N. Montedoro L. Modelli e frammenti — Urbanistica e architettura a Modena , rfm edizioni, Modena. Moretti M. Ruggeri R. Salsi L. Agostino, 37, Genova, Italia luigi. Keywords: Threshold, density, interface, mega-structure, landscape The urban framework experiences a permanent face-off with transformation and evolution processes, both inside and outside it, and also on the thresholds.

The connections toward a more territorial frame, such as the network of infrastructures are more evident at this stage because of a lower density. The visible interfaces within the city boundaries, as a sort of urban gates, are not only infrastructures, but also large industrial complexes. Beyond every single case, with its own characteristics, all these situations concern huge artifacts in which architectural qualities are also recognized.

Following my present PhD research path on the scientific mega-structures and their role inside the architectural practice, I will explicit how they could be an efficient device as a provocative case of study to struggle the citys capacity to menage its thresholds. The relation with both the city, on one side, and the nature on the other but also within more complex area in which these two entities are not so distinct can be studied in a register of different scales: from the architectonic level of a laboratory building to the landscape of an antenna, 3 kilometers long, for gravitational wave.

It is not just a matter of discussing the placement of these structures, but also how their strong symbolic meaning can be managed and absorbed by the city. References Agamben, G. Louis Romano, M. The role of urban analysis in the requalification of schools in historical centers, the case of Via Giulia. Gramsci 53, , Rome, Italy aya. Mohanna uniroma1. The research involves the Piazza Della Moretta zone, specifically the Virgilio High school adjacent to the Via Giulia street in the historical center of Rome as a subject of urban regeneration.

The interest in this area arises for the existence of the void, amidst a continuity of consolidated urban fabric, that remains an evidence of the rejection towards the demolitions of the s. The general scope is to identify a certain grammar of the urban form, that will further explain how the formative principles have determined the city as we know it, and that describes the value of the relations between the historical and contemporary spaces.

The approach that combines tools of morphological analysis with readings of the historical archives, is meant to clarify the way the heritage is reflected in the project of the city. The designated fabric is rooted to the expansion axes of the Claudio-Nerone era that are projected from Campo Marzio. Subsequently, Via Giulia became the manifestation of many modifications and witnessed the complex constitutive process of the city. Departing from a base of critical reading of the process, the aim is to re-stitch the fabric recomposing the forms and the significance of the places.

Thus, the design strategies of the Virgilio school will be defined following the new national guidelines for educational systems. Therefore, its imperative to rethink spaces that would offer flexible, multifunctional, and modular solutions; that will in turn satisfy both educational and urban needs hence becoming the civic center that would give way to a local cultural development. References Pratesi, L. Alinea Editrice. Capanna, A. Edifici per la scuola. Campagnoli, G. Franco Angeli, Milano. Caniggia, G. Keywords: Complexity, emergent properties, urban simulation Emerging properties are an unavoidable reality when we examine systems composed of a large number of interacting entities that demonstrate complex behaviors.

The theory and science of systems can be considered a new scientific paradigm that not only offers tools for reading the reality, but also demonstrates a strong operative component replacing the analytical approach in at least four research fields such as: Cybernetics, where the information exchanged between the system and the environment generates continuous feedback; the Information Theory according to which information and order are uniquely linked in complex systems; Cellular Automata, entities capable of processing information by simulating complex processes; The Game Theory according to which the conflict and the collaboration between rational agents is able to bring out behaviors of higher order and greater complexity.

The paper tries to investigate the repercussions that the emergent properties with the related tools of complexity management have on the reading of reality and on architectural and urban design. Through the simulation of complexity we can investigate not only the problems of morphological nature but social and cultural phenomena can be seen as emerging properties of contemporary urbanity.

References Batty, M. Bertalanffy, L. New York: George Braziller. Di Raimo, A. Roma: Edilstampa. Hensel, M. Emergence in Architecture. Portugali, J. Complexity theory as a link between space and place. Environment and Planning A , pp. Saggio, A. Introduzione alla rivoluzione informatica in architettura. Roma: Carocci.

As such, the territorial, daily mobility of the poorer, who generally live in the worst regions, is fundamental to the ideal of sharing the city on a more equal basis. But mobility is not enough. The porosity of the city, i. Their possibilites of travelling within the city, of being welcome everywhere and their need to be in the wealthier parts of the city will shape not only their personal success but the city morphology — be it to increase or diminish its porosity. This essay tries to picture the main aspects involved in building a more porous and mobile city for all, and wonders what that would mean to the evolving mechanisms and the more or less hierarchical structures of the urban form.

References Kaufmann, Vincent Retour sur la ville. Secchi, Bernardo Soja, Edward Keywords: Tirana, public city, urban renewal This analysis attempts to highlight some problems and opportunities for urban renewal of the city of Tirana. The capital of Albania is currently in a constant and vibrant process of transforming its territory. This strong transformation has marginalized various parts of the city. They are compact monotonous and chaotic parts, and in most cases they are a product of mismanagement or informality of the last transition years. These large organic areas of the city should be accompanied by studies or critical analyzes to reclaim them in many layers.

Urban regeneration policies should not only be considered in infrastructure and integral restoration of the facades of buildings, but in a much wider and longer spatial, social, and economic action in these areas. Research will try to rank a series of points already successfully addressed in various European cities.

Problems of developments after the s in Europe can be resurfaced with the same interest in different plans on urban textures of Tirana. Foreseeing the advantages on making use of works on the perceptions and uses of space, Portas promoted, for more than a decade, studies regarding territory and urban morphology in the first Portuguese Public Research Center dedicated to Architecture, the Construction and Housing Division , later renamed Architecture Division , were he directed a research team.

References Larkham, P. J and Jones, A. Marat-Mendes, T. Pereira, M. Portas, N. Keywords: fragmentation, borders, intercultural, hybrid, urban fracture, social hierarchy, enclaves, splintering urbanism This research studies the inter-cultural urban aspect often seen on the level of big cities worldwide. It presents the main characteristics that dominate the phenomenon of diasporaruled neighborhoods in international cities. The issue of globalization and the momentum caused by the flux of people in the recent century due to mega migration waves has shaped the metropolis in a new and intriguing way.

Cities like Beirut, New York, Berlin, London and Paris have all been an epitome for the study of diaspora movements and their effect on the urban scene. The general scope of this paper is to study some of these cases and attempt to identify a certain parameter of shared characteristics belonging to each group of zones based on culture and history, in order to arrive to an understanding of what triggers these forms.

It studies the nature of boundaries, ranging from massive fences to a seamless transition through a street. It also explores the possibility for a hybrid style or identity caused by the interlock of cultures on an architectural level. The approach combines a set of tools by morphologically reading the gradient or abrupt transition between the local urbanization and that of the sub-community. This should be done by thoroughly examining and collecting the data necessary for such a study.

Then, following an objective read into the provided data, the aim will be to try to mend the fracture between the different realms and to collect a group of projects that previously targeted the issue of intercultural urban fractures. Last, a preliminary project will attempt to re-stitch two hostile realms in one of the case studies based on the set of characteristics obtained following the study of a more successful case. As a general goal, this study aims to spread awareness towards migration movements and their subjects. It also invites the reader to rethink the city in an innovative way as a collective canvas affected by many aspects for its inhabitants rather than a systemized space defining life.

References Crissman, L. The segmentary structure of urban overseas Chinese communities. Man, 2 2 , Amini, A. The impact of social segregation on human mobility in developing and industrialized regions. EPJ Data Science, 3 1 , 6. Jargowsky, P. Poverty and place: Ghettos, barrios, and the American city. Russell Sage Foundation. Walks, R. Racial segregation, ethnic enclaves and poverty concentration in Canadian urban areas. Smith, M. Transnational urbanism revisited. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31 2 , Iossifova, D. Borderland urbanism: seeing between enclaves.

Urban Geography, 36 1 , Logan, J. Immigrant enclaves and ethnic communities in New York and Los Angeles. American sociological review, Diagonal, We will present our own theoretical and practical view points, based upon a sociophysical dimension of architectural design following architectural and planning ideas by Spiro Kostoff, Alberto Magnaghi, Mikhail Bakhtin, Paul Ricoeur, Bill Hillier, Rainer E.

Zimmermann, and others, in the sense that, in between the design poetic prefigurative act, the morphological configurative studies of cities and the anthropological refigurative surveys of the users, specific emergent powers develop in the making of the cities, in a socio-physical and space-time structural chronotopic manner. Instate of a confrontation in between the prefigurative poetic views of architects and planners with the configurative outputs of the morphological studies or with the refigurative analyses of the social behavioral and cognitive social sciences, their dialogical interplays will help the three different spatial view points to observe the city as a common study case.

We will analyze some Iranian cities Kermanshah and some Spanish cities Barcelona that have been studied in recent PhD dissertations in architecture or that they are now investigated in this way. This chronotopic and dialogical holistic perspective opens new ways to a more refined human engagement, where the local to global confrontations can achieve in a positive emergence not always predicted, neither by the morphological studies nor by the ethnometodological social survey.

References Hillier, B. Kostof, S. Croce , , Venezia, Italy irene. Keywords: Urban morphogenesis, urban growth, morphology, stochastic models, Alan Turing Morphogenetic theories that deal with dynamic systems seem adequate to describe cities as living organisms in constant transformation. Moreover, they are not limited to this: they can be regarded as multidisciplinary models connected to both nature and artefacts.

Yet, the same mechanism can illustrate the emergence of pigmentation patterns in animals, the formation of sand dunes, various forms of aggregation in nature, but it has also become relevant in morphogenetic design and urban studies. In all these examples, even small variations in the concentration of given elements or in the parameters of an algorithm can lead to different kinds of stochastic equilibrium, thus to a wide range of shapes evolving through time.

Thus, far from a hylomorphic point of view, these models consider form as the result of the action of forces emerging from the matter itself and, instead of providing deterministic predictions, they are useful as qualitative explanation tools for both natural processes and urban development. References Allen, Peter M. Geographical Analysis 11 3 : — Pumain, Denise.

Turing, Alan Mathison. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences : 37— The research period selected for this study is a very interesting and complex era of world history: the study of the towns not only explores the urban types but also discovers the new urban conditions created within the settlements. It points out the not just territorial unity-creating nature, indirectly refers to the appearance of urban forms, signifies the dominant urban development forces via urban tissue types.

The urban tissue typology and urban taxonomy took into account the 70 towns selected carefully for the research to cover the entire territory of the historic Hungary , showing wide range of geomorphological and hydrological character, high variety of evolution intensity and level of territorial development, to show and prove the possibility of urban typology creation based on coordinated attributes and conditions.

From an urban heritage, but also a contemporary planning point of view, the town is determined and created by its architecture and urban forms. References Blau, E. Munich-London-New York: Prestel.

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Kropf, K. Wiley: New Jersey. Budapest: Corvina. Keywords: Fragments, reuse and recycling, remix, cancellations The current urban scenario is imaginable as a continuous construction site in which both the contemporaneity of the construction and the historical time of destruction coexist in a simultaneous and conflicting manner; the ruins of yesterday but mainly the debris of today are no longer exceptional episodes in the urban fabric but are now the recognizable and structuring features of the city: on one side there is a whole series of unfinished and abandoned fragments, that is the waste of the city that is built or tries to do so , while on the other hand there is the historical ruin of the city identified in archaeological sites, in the ruins of historical monuments or in the buildings of Late Modern Period.

This sort of operation, just like many other actions belonging to other cultural environments in which elements coming from different sources blend together, where the new coexists with the ancient, forms a kind of tie, a cultural glue, a virus, that informs and supports contemporary culture. Il senso del tempo, Bollati Biringhieri, Torino.

Navas E. The aesthetics of sampling, Springer, Wien. Dal Co F. Bocchi R. Cocco G. The research upon the aggregate and the design of basic buildings is conducted within a more extended and complex study on the typology and morphology of the cities of Aachen and Maastricht. At first, by analyzing the single dwelling parcel, the Frankenberger Viertel proves the idea of type which constitute its planning. The critical consciousness intrinsic within the planning act do not allow to read the process which have brought to the development of the type, but is also a sign of a plethora of elements inherent to the dwelling concept which was used in the act of the urban and design plan.

After the in-depth analysis on the singular row-houses, the second phase is the analysis of the aggregate. References Ruhnau, P. Arnold, E. Note sulla formazione e trasformazione dei caratteri degli edifici, Adda, Bari. Curdes, G. Il mondo plastico murario in divenire, Franco Angeli, Milano. Malena, V. Cataldi, G. Keywords: Urban morphology, typological design, contemporary types Traditionally debates on urban morphology and typology rely on a value-oriented approach in which historical types are appreciated, while so-called modern types are criticized and other types with no definite root in history are neglected.

Contemporary situation of cities, with parameters like the diversity of types, rapid changes according to global dynamics of cities, the iconographic tendency in designing new projects, and functional requirements to design, for example, transportation structures, lead to fast changes which need a special notice through a morphologic and typological lens.

This article, by the interpretive approach, reviews fundamental concepts of morphology and typology to find possibilities to make a place for non-historic types in morphological and typological debates. In this regard Fundamental concepts of Quatremere and Laugier is reread Madrazo , methodological approaches of Muratorian Cataldi and Conzenian school Conzen is reviewed, dialogues on the need for considering contemporary types are analyzed Nasser , Scheer , the history of general formal changes of cities through modern and global period is narrated, and finally the functional abilities of some contemporary types are described.

As contemporary types have an ability to be a part of urban systems, and many requirements of systems are adapted to these types according to their repetition in codes and regulations, the article argues choosing timeless point of view to the notion of type, which can be found in fundamental concepts of morphology and typology, can give a place to contemporary types in morphological and typological debates.

References Argan, G. Ashraf, A. Maffei G. Choay, F.

Caos sublime. Note sulla città e taccuini di architettura

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A Learning from the ancient city: Pompeii. The form of the city, the form of the block, the form of the house Federica Visconti1. Archaeology comments and describes the past, Architecture has its aim in the modification for the future. The second, with the title of a famous quotation by Bernardo di Chartres, conversely means that the past — the giant — is a heritage we can use to free ourselves from the contemporary condition, to rise from the ground and to be able, in this way, to look further: this is the idea of a progressive character of our discipline that advances basing on everything has already been acquired and has taken the character of permanence, in physical space but also in time.

The lesson of an archaeological city as Pompeii is so intended and the paper will investigates it through analytical categories related to the form — the urban morphology and the architectural typologies — and to the spatiality on the different but always connected scales: of the urban fabric, of the block, of the house. References Fiorelli, G. Fiorelli, G. Haverfield, F. Guzzo, P. Maiuri, A. Con pianta, 18 illustrazioni nel testo e fuori testo, Libreria dello Stato, Roma.

Visconti, F. Keywords: Nicosia, urban morphology, design process Current learning design processes in the Faculties of Architecture reflect two main troubles: the absence of the scale notion and the lack of contextualization. These two problems are in a mechanical way all around the world, since the digital era of design contributed for that.

But this eventual negative vision of the new technologies can be reverted, since it comes from a reductive way of understanding its implementation. Lack of direct contact with the reality is a direct consequence of the virtual context where pedagogies develop their practices. It seems that the site visit continues to be irreplaceable in this process. These visits, together with the readings of the old cartographies and aerial pictures, as well as their interpretations, are the basis of several pedagogical experiences around a complex city, like Nicosia Reading this city is a healthy practice where the students learn how important is the place and context to start their respective design processes.

This practice starts with the first topographic maps of the island and the city of Nicosia Kithchener, The paper will deep on the pedagogic experiences about the walled city of Nicosia in several Mediterranean Universities. A comparative analysis of the several results is proposed, since the different origins of the students seem to be an important factor to determine strongly the final results. References Chaplin,S. Routledge Morris,R. Series: Architecture and Civil Engineering Vol. Valencia city -the third one in size in Spain, laying on the Mediterranean coast- offers an optimal case of historical urban patterns overlapping into its old town —Ciutat Vella, almost the whole city until the beginning of 20th century-.

Roman Valencia -Valentia- was founded as a settlement by the banks of river Turia, in an island in those times near the coast.

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After a short Visigothic re-foundation, the city was early conquered by Muslim invasion throughout Iberian Peninsula, growing in size by embracing the ancient city. With the re-conquest of Christians in the city reached its final size by the construction of Christian wall precinct in 15th century, and enlarging the existing Muslim city with new areas and void space to be covered.

As a result, those three different circles can be red in the current city, as a successive addition of urban belts such as other cases in the Mediterranean scene. Those historical urban periods are perfectly recognizable in Valencia, and a scheme of their shapes offers an optimal textbook case for other cities on the Mediterranean. In addition, further urban renewal interventions updated the city along 19th and 20th centuries. Two of them, the main interventions in a haussmannian style, were opened throughout the existing city in relationship with the historical parcels and those three historical patterns.

The last one, unfinished and rejected in , becomes a unique case of rationalist-expressionist both layout and collection of buildings. She received several university fellowships, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, and three teaching awards. Contrarily, a popular Indian road melodrama Marutitha Hinglaj, resignifies the moral narrative in La Strada , pitting an eccentric individual against hegemonic faith.

Her interests lie in the fields of cinema, gender, and Postcolonial Studies. Based on research funded by the Fulbright Foundation, she is currently working on two books: a monograph on women authors in the film industries of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, and a co-edited scholarly volume on cross-border cinemas in South Asia. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Screen and Diacritics , and other scholarly venues.

Besides paying attention to the evolution of her acting style, he argued that the comparison between Masina and Charlot was facile. Scripted by Fellini, directed by Eduardo De Filippo, scored by Nino Rota and set in Rome, this film was highly praised by Bazin right before he died of leukemia. Starring Alberto Sordi and Paul Douglas Fleischer, Fortunella stands out as a treasure trove of insights about the role of women in society and the importance of imagination in the history of Italian cinema. The purpose of my paper is to do justice to this little-known and valuable film in historiographical and aesthetic terms.

Si occupa di critica cinematografica e letteraria e ha curato programmi radiofonici e televisivi. Flavia Brizio-Skov is Professor of Italian at the University of Tennessee where she teaches modern literature and cinema. She has written numerous articles that appeared in Italian, American, French, Spanish and Portuguese journals. She has published the book La scrittura e la memoria: Lalla Romano Selene Edizioni, , the critical monograph Antonio Tabucchi: navigazioni in un universo narrativ Pellegrini Editore, , and has edited a collection of articles entitled Reconstructing Societies in the Aftermath of War: Memory, Identity, and Reconciliation Bordighera Press, This is a series written by Pif, directed by Luca Ribuoli, produced and broadcast by RAI and based on the homonym film, also directed by Pif.

The series is set mainly in Palermo, and various cultural heritage sites are shown, as well as typical cuisine products or popular suburban boroughs as Mondello. Some episodes are also set in various locations of the province as Partinico, Isola delle Femmine, and Ficuzza. In what way does this TV series alter and change the discourse on the representation of crime in the Italian context?

Her research interests are popular culture and crime fiction. She is the co-editor with Marco Paoli of a special issue dedicated to the Italian film noir that will be published with Studies in European Cinema in Yet while recent scholarship has seized upon the cultural implications of this phenomenon, the extent to which costuming is integral to these series has yet to be explored. Secondly, I look at how costuming is integrated into a larger aesthetic framework, including set design and soundtrack, to become a visual metaphor for organized crime and its relationship to contemporary Italian society.

In the film, Thierno is a young tailor who decides to leave his native country and move to Rome to pursue his dream of becoming a fashion designer. The film offers several reflections on questions that concern integration and assimilation, while addressing a multifaceted discourse on identity through fashion.

Garments become a narrative tool and a performative ethical act. Colors, shapes, and patterns acquire a specific meaning and purpose and, by creating a connection between the fabrics that the people in the African village dye, manufacture, and wear with the hardships the protagonist has to face in his daily life, the director discloses the constant negotiations between the two cultures.

She earned a Ph. With this panel we explore the methodological challenges in the study of such performances, considering in particular the ways in which associated discourses of risk and responsibility are mediated by the industry and the press, and how these might be inflected differently by questions of gender, class, regional and ethnic identity. In the films she examines, including Cloro Sanfelice, , Bellas mariposas Mereu, , Indivisibili De Angelis, , the girl becomes the affective conductor for the human relationship with capital, a liquid, deeply uncertain one.

She puts this idea in dialogue with work by Eva Hayward on the ideologies of aquarium display, showing how these underwater portrayals of girlhood inflect performance in contemporary Italian cinema. She has written widely on gender representation in postwar Italian cinema, and has recently published Italys Other Women: Gender and prostitution in postwar Italian cinema, Peter Lang, In particular, her presentation engages with the difficult negotiations and performances of feminine adolescence Driscoll as these performances relate to the productions desire for a representation of an authentic experience of youth.

Both films protagonists have been compared to Enzo Staiola in Ladri di biciclette De Sica, , the iconic face of neorealism. Seeing the child as heir to neorealism and a notional witness to the ongoing migration crisis in Southern Italy is one way of reading these films. However, looking more closely at the figure of the child as non-professional actor, and the mechanics of performance, can open the broader ideological function of the Italian child in these narratives.

The chair and panelists of this session here included will present from the upcoming volume, Screening Sicily , edited by Giovanna Summerfield and published to offset the near-absence of scholarship that focuses on the relationship between the Mediterranean gem and cinema. Elgin K. She holds a Ph. More recently, her research has geared toward narrative and technical aspects in Italian film and television series. Her research interests are in contemporary Italian literature and cinema, gender studies, motherhood studies, and Sicilian culture. Her publications focus primarily on gender and representations of the mafia in contemporary Italian cinema.

She is the author of Donne, mafia e cinema: una prospettiva interdisciplinare Longo Editore, It examines films and television series branding artists directors, actors, writers to gain international scope, while storytelling national political crisis, scandals, and intrigues. Assessing media products from a variety of approaches, including discourse and reception analyses, panelists investigate the relationship between masculinity and politics in Italian media at a crucial juncture in both national and global histories.

Her research interests focus on Italian cinema, including documentary, film theory and history, gender studies, and feminist and postfeminist theories. Young Salvo, on the other hand, arrives at a finer appreciation of the force of law a ritroso. Publications include essays on serial television in Italy and North America. Her publications include articles on film and theater in the years of lead s , coming-of-age film, and auteur cinema, and two pedagogical volumes.

With Ellen Nerenberg, she is co-author of the collaborative project entitled Winx Nation: educare la futura consumista. Accusations of style over substance persist, although arguably, in Sorrentino, they are two sides of the same coin. On the other hand, Sorrentino seems to be invested in his own brand of political impegno for a postmodern, post-millennial era see Antonello and Mussgnug, , complicating any easy interpretation of his often parodic portrayal of political conflicts, gender issues and masculine identity crises.

As allegorical tales, Sorrentinos films are the depiction of the moral degradation of a society physically and mentally consumed by the pursuit for power. My paper examines how male and female characters in Loro 1 and Loro 2 become obsessed with reaching the personification of their ultimate ideal, Berlusconi as archetype of gold and power. I also argue that obsession with power takes possession of the characters body and mind, turning it into a real mental disorder.

The characters seem willing to do anything to reach their ultimate idol and get to power, even if involves using others, selling ones body and soul, becoming corrupted, traitors and felons. My claim is that Sorrentinos choice of Berlusconi as a paragon of power and gold and as an exemplification of moral corruption is perfectly fitting and telling of contemporary Italian society. She is currently working on a book-length project on representation of trauma and power in contemporary Italian and American TV series.

La grande bellezza , while being no exception, is in itself a reflection on this binary, exploring the endless search for true beauty. The movies openness to diverging aesthetic and social contexts and its search for contrast introduces the viewer to a procession of characters whose superficially beautiful lives hide endless dissatisfaction and social degeneration. Sorrentino presents elements of aesthetic beauty, before promptly revealing their emptiness.

However, while Sorrentino exposes the fallacy of appearance that surrounds materiality, he also seeks to reveal the true meaning of beauty. Mecchia points to the concept of sublime, symbolised by the shots of the sky, as the answer to this quest. While agreeing with the idea of beauty escaping materiality, this paper argues that true beauty emerges from relationships: love, true friendship, the bound between a father and a son. Sorrentino does not preference form over substance, but rather explores the very idea of what it means to have substance, finding true beauty in unconventional places.

Other areas of her research included the juridical language of migration and political discourse. She has presented papers based on nineteenth-century Italian literature and contemporary Italian cinema at various international conferences. Russell J. In what is without doubt the most divisive point in its critical reception, the series critically analyzes the current state of the Catholic Church, examining the nature and value of religious faith in the twenty-first century.

Kilbourn is Associate Professor in English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, specializing in film theory, memory studies, and adaptation. Its popular blend of gruesome murders, gore and eroticism inspired numerous Hollywood productions such as Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill and William Friedkin's Jade , to name just a few. Thus, it comes as a surprise that before no fully-fledged remake of a giallo has been produced outside of Italy.

In a more general sense, the paper also raises theoretical questions about the nature of a remake. Her current areas of research include: Spanish and Italian literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Jewish literature, intermediality, visual culture and Italian film history. Albert, U. Becker, R. I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano i Television e i Media Studies, le forme promozionali e i Visual Studies. Tra le sue pubblicazioni Imagining. This conference paper will investigate the elements of noir in the first Italian original television series produced for Netflix, Suburra: Blood on Rome Suburra — La serie , which premiered worldwide in and which has been marketed not only towards a younger, but also an international audience that.

The aesthetic features and thematic issues which significantly distinguish it from more traditional, RAI-produced series will be discussed. It will be shown that its success has been achieved by producing a noir that consciously breaks away from Italian small-screen traditions, which tend to be provincial and nostalgic self-appreciation reduced to banality and predictability.

Noir and nostalgia are at opposite ends of an aesthetic and ideological spectrum, and I will show that Suburra can be firmly placed within the tradition of Neo-noir crime fiction. Veicolate anzitutto dai Social Media attraverso i nuovi dispositivi digitali, le esperienze tipicamente cinematografiche del racconto di finzione, di proiezione in situazioni immaginarie e di identificazione con personaggi fittizi — che in passato la moda aveva cercato di rendere possibili soprattutto attraverso il medium fotografico — migrano, in definitiva, verso nuovi spazi e nuovi contesti.

I suoi principali interessi di ricerca vertono sul fotografico e, in particolare, sulle interazioni tra arte contemporanea, moda e social media. The success Ferragamo enjoyed and the creativity he displayed were closely tied to his involvement as a shoe designer for Hollywood and, later, to Italian film. Felicia Caponigri is an American lawyer and Ph. Her dissertation research, under the direction of Professor Lorenzo Casini, comparatively examines how modern and contemporary Italian Fashion may be legally classified as cultural property under Italian law and under U. The paper presents a mapping of the archival sources, public and private, connected to the activities of the cine-theatrical tailors and costume designers, in order to reconstruct a productive and cultural reality of absolute excellence that, starting from the last century, developed in Rome, a real "city of entertainment".

The show is slotted in the early afternoon hours for a private network and is hosted by popular presenter Maria De Filippi. The goal of the show is to help people find a partner, while filming their dates outside the studios. Much of the show time is devoted to watching and commenting clips of such dates, thereby sparking heated in-studio discussions.

Through a combination of feminist media theory and cultural studies lenses, the paper will flesh out several threads for analysis, while focusing on how the show is grounded on a pornography and commodification of emotions, the interweaving of ideological gendered discourses and the reproduction of heterosexist norms.

Book contributions and articles on Japanese s exploitation cinema are published for the University of Chester Press, Wiley and the Film Studies Journal. He has been teaching courses on global media, political economy of communication and media and cultural studies in the UK and Qatar. His research interests include social movements, media and cultural studies, critical political economy, digital media. His research work appeared in Branca and Demichelis eds.

Previous studies have argued that in the early s a strategia aziendale was used by RAI to decrease anxieties connected to the emergence of young people as social and political subjects in Italian society Morbidelli, Youth-oriented TV shows featured original approaches — like comedy — to the discussion of the ongoing generational struggle in Italian society. Moreover, media narratives increasingly facilitated the creation of a distinctively Italian youth culture by endorsing the popularity of young Italian stars. Her research explores the social construction of age as an identity feature and its intersectional dynamics in Italian popular culture.

Romanzo Criminale. Scholars have investigated the rise of Italian complex televisual storytelling from various perspectives: domestic and non-domestic televisual storytelling traditions Buonanno, , adoption of American-style production models, changes in viewing practices Scaglioni, Barra, I will focus on the training of the professional screenwriters and on the institutions devoted to the practice-oriented film and television education that in the last decades contributed to form talent for writing and producing television in Italy.

Do these schools teach a certain approach to television? How does this approach impact visual and narrative style, as well as working practices and collaborative process? Is this approach different from the one of the previous generations of writers who were not trained within a film school framework? What are the differences and similarities between Italian, European and American screenwriting schools? His current research interests are in televisual storytelling, transnational television drama, world building narrative practices, transmedia production, cinema and comics.

In addition to his scholarly work, he works as script consultant, story editor and screenwriter for the Italian television industry. As is stated by Rosi Braidotti, the postsecular turn has made manifest the notion that agency, or political subjectivity, can actually be conveyed through and supported by religious piety, and may even involve significant amounts of spirituality Braidotti The empty pool where the statue of a bleeding Madonna lies, upon being found by a squad of carabinieri during the capture of a mafia boss, speaks directly to key themes discussed in this series.

Rather than tackling any interactions between the Church and its followers, Ammanniti chooses to situate his discussion of a miraculous event in a secular universe wholly deprived of faith, presenting its most dramatic ripple effects as effectively hidden from the world at large. The miracle thus becomes a personal engagement with something that is unexplicable, something that lack of faith, portrayed across different walks of life, prevents from providing hope or consolation.

He is finishing a monograph on the rhetoric of fear in Italian television drama from the s and s, while working on a new project on uses and functions of religion in prestige television drama from the Global North. Si occupa di letteratura e cultura contemporanea, modernismo e postmodernismo, memoria culturale e precariato. Si occupa di letteratura e cultura contemporanea, memoria culturale, postcolonialismo, cinema italiano, Imagologia e scrittura di genere. Religious organisations or individuals typically engage in tactics through which they strain for the visibility, or even supremacy, of their vision in a crowded media environment.

While Catholicism is overwhelmingly the religion on the Italian peninsula, Italy is nonetheless becoming religiously plural. In this paper I explore how the filmmaking industry has mobilised to resist the decline of religious filmmaking in the public sphere. To answer this question, I provide an overview of tactics used both by Islamic religious organisations and by individuals for controlling media messages. I investigate whether minority religions have mobilised and been able to enter the public arena, assessing what support both the Italian state and their own religious institutions and infrastructures have provided.

She has published edited books on transmedia and Berlusconi Il 13 giugno del milioni di telespettatori italiani assisterono impotenti alla morte di Alfredino Rampi, un bambino di 6 anni caduto in un pozzo alle porte di Roma. Fu la tragedia di Vermicino. La RAI trasmise in diretta e a reti unificate per ben 18 ore la lenta agonia del povero bambino. I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano la storia della televisione e i suoi intrecci con le culture visuali.

Ambientata negli Stati Uniti di oggi, racconta una storia finzionale che sfrutta una serie di luoghi simbolici, emblemi e segni tipici del potere americano, per dare forza ad una narrazione basata su dinamiche di manipolazione ed intrighi politici. La riflessione che vogliamo proporre riguarda il modo in cui i processi di degradazione e delegittimazione vengono raccontati nelle due diverse serie televisive.

He is author of five books, four in Enlgish and one in Italian. Between and he became an important director, working with the most popular actresses of the time. Presenting costume film, the ads insisted on historical accuracy. Actually while Hollywood costume design boasted historical research, it found inspiration in contemporary fashion. Despite the manipulative ideology of Fascism, women found other ways to affirm their femininity. The American fashion and costumes conveyed through the movie magazines of the s are evidence of new cultural models that stand out in opposition to the Duce and his family and domestic ideals Gundle.

Magazines such as Cinemio , Stelle , Cinema Illustration proposed an image of the new woman built through exotic and sensual clothes and looks. Alongside Hollywood news articles, film reviews, columns dedicated to building a direct relationship between the audience and the entertainment industry, more and more advertisements and fashion columns have accumulated, promoting new ways of dressing, putting on make-up and acting.

Myths and habits have therefore been passed through the glittering universe of Hollywood, to the dreamy everyday life of Italian spectators-consumers. This cultural orientation represented a historical contradiction on which I want to reflect on. With this intervention, therefore, it will be possible to investigate the ways in which the bodies of women have begun to change through the influence of fashion and, altogether, the functions absolved by cinematographic culture in the discursive economy of the advertising message.

Her research interests include intertextuality, adaptation and the transformations of film culture, media industries studies, audiovisual archive and paratextuality. She published many essays in journals and miscellaneous books. She is the author of Il cinema di Leonardo Sciascia. Luci e immagini di una vita and Il corpo esiliato. Cinema italiano della migrazione She also authored Il desiderio del cinema. Ferdinando Maria Poggioli Mimesis, She is member of the editorial staff of Cinergie and she collaborates with the Apulia Film Commission.

The idea that the Oscars turned into a fashion event in the s looms large in popular culture. This paper looks into the association between Italian designers and Hollywood actresses by exploring their presence at the Academy Awards ceremony during the postwar era. The reactivation of transatlantic trade and the increasing mobility of Hollywood personalities between continents, enabled by the so-called runaway productions after the demise of the studio system, called for an increasing presence of European designers in America. The emergence of celebrity culture was the stepping-stone for this phenomenon.

She currently teaches at the Media Department of Stockholm University. Her research interests include Hollywood History, celebrity culture, archival research, fashion, and costume design. The concomitant loss of identity and centrality of European art film, once a major cinematic form, calls for a new modality of reading, which, I argue, is well served by a modified conception of the minor. Her field of study revolves around French, Italian, and English Narrative and Drama of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Lo scrittore riflette ampiamente sulla domanda: come convivere insieme, anche se provenienti da ambienti e contesti diversi culturalmente e socialmente? Due sono le tesi di fondo del presente intervento. Il presente contributo intende evidenziare la potenza narrativa di questo esiguo spazio in alcuni momenti del cinema italiano.

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