Italy, Torino (Turin)

Make a green public space!

when 20 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 395

This year, the focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing (parklet) in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory.
The training will be further enhanced by a meeting with esterni and OrtiAlti: as special-guests they will show their projects and explain their approach to the topic. The Summer School is taught in English.
At the end of the lessons, students will redefine, through a participatory design event, the ideas gather from citizen which brought their needs in a previous public meeting (Open Square project), and will work on the design and making of a “green installation” using sustainable materials.
Each student will be equipped with all necessary materials and work tools and will be mentored by Izmo staff in every phase of the project.
In addition, we will provide constant help in logistics, housing, mobility, and tourism.

Course leader

The lectures will be held by experts and professors of Landscape, Urban and Furniture design, in order to develop a broad and multidisciplinary perspective on the subject. In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience methodologies and tec

Target group

The course aims at attracting students – both under and post graduates -, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of urban and landscape design.

Course aim

The focus will be on the public space, and students will design and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing (parklet) in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory.

The Summer School will offer participants the opportunity to design and create and build a mobile green space for sitting, working, studying and playing in order to furnish the indoor square of the converted INCET factory. During the lessons students will be provided with tools and methodologies useful to work in the field. The lectures and contributors will address the concepts of public space, participatory design, landscape design and sustainable design.
Students will also be involved in a participatory design event during which they will have the opportunity to meet individuals who live and work close to INCET factory in order to make the indoor square and facilities as responsive as possible to their needs.
In the field research, design studio workshop and the realization phases, the participants will be constantly under supervision, mentored and assisted by members of Izmo. During the 3rd day (Friday), two design studio sessions will take place in which the students will define in a detailed manner the proposed intervention. The last five days will be dedicated to the realization and installation of the project.
Each student will have all the materials necessary to work at their disposal, which Izmo will provide.
At the end of the work process, the installations will be presented to the public during an opening party dedicated to the unveiling of the newly redefined space.

Credits info

3 ECTS
The course will take a total of 75 hours of educational effort which equals 3 credits (ECTS)

Fee info

EUR 395: The tuition is fixed at 395€. The application for admittance must be submitted by 24:00 on June 27th, 2016 through the application form.
The applications will be evaluated by a committee formed by members of Izmo. The students will be selected on the basis of the similarities between the candidate’s profile and the objectives of the Summer School, and will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. Non Italian students will be given preference.
The committee’s final decision will be communicated via email to each candidate after 3 days. Selected candidates will have 7 days’ time to complete the application process by submitting the indicated tuition payment.
After receiving the minimum of 13 submission we will provide further details so students can start planning their journey.
If by any chance the school will not be able to take place, every student will get a full refund of the tuition fee.
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.