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The Maieutics of the City - 30/11/2021

Our cities, which have experienced major changes since the mid-twentieth century, need to be rethought, to be repopulated by new architectures full of meaning and capable of responding to the new urges imposed on us by the environmental, social and economic situation.
After the Second World War, driven by the economy of reconstruction, a mechanism of transformation and growth of European cities was set in motion and, with different declinations depending on the countries and latitudes, it has continued until today.
Working on the consolidated city is the horizon in which contemporary architecture has begun to move for some years now. It is therefore this one a field of research and experimentation for new structures of the urban scene.
Redeveloping, regenerating, building on the built, urban recycle, zero consumption, are all lexical formulas that, from different points of view and with different nuances, indicate the same situation and the intent to deal with those areas that the voracity of the urbanization processes of the last half century, has left unresolved or vague or clearly unpleasant. Remedying stretch marks and visual disorder, such as accidents and aporias scattered by the rapid succession of transformations, is one of the tasks that architects will have to face in the near future, perhaps the most conspicuous.
In the diversity of approaches and formal outcomes, however, we can recognize a common basic orientation that aims to re-propose the primacy of public space, its decorum and representativeness, in the process of reformulation of the urban landscape.
The observation of the built heritage that over the centuries has formed urban places, here understood in its broadest sense and not restricted to what is generally indicated as an object of art, is now part of an architectural culture of the modern that finds its own reason for being, one’s vital substance. The old European cities, despite the devastation of the war or the various speculative tampering of the last century, are rich of urban places and territories that still today allow contemporary life to unfold more than adequately. And this is even more true today, for example, thanks to the facilities of remote communication that are now enormously facilitated, which make it possible to work or maintain relationships in every part of the globe, regardless of where you live. The future social scenarios, of which there are already examples in various parts of the world, will allow us to further rethink the city as a place of conviviality in which the clear division between workplaces and places to live will be less and less accentuated. As in ancient cities, urban specializations may be less and less marked, becoming no longer stringent, having to travel long distances to go to the workplace and potentially can animate new civic identities. The discourse is naturally more complex and the field of observation cannot be restricted only to the historical construction. Instead, it must expand towards the many cases that even in modern times have been able to provide convincing answers to the construction of cities precisely because of their constant confrontation with the housing that has been established as a response to consolidated human needs. Architecture as a lasting civil fact and not a mere object of rapidly obsolete hyper-technological design should guide the choices of communities in the creation of new buildings or new neighborhoods.
The New European Bauhaus Goes South meeting organized by the Cesena School intends to take stock of the recent research through design hypotheses and theories advanced by some exponents of contemporary architectural culture.

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New European Bauhaus Goes South

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geo-biosource architecture

blended intensive programes

Athens, Greece

Porto, Portugal

Zagreb, Croatia

Bologna, Italy

Valencia, Spain

Toulouse, France

June, 2021

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November, 2021

December, 2021

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framing collectivity

Zagreb, Croatia

October, 2021

the maieutics of the city

Bologna, Italy

November, 2021

kilometre zero architecture

Valencia, Spain

December, 2021

geo-biosource architecture

Toulouse, France

January, 2022

blended intensive programes

February, 2022

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Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto

Teresa Calix, PhD, is an architect and assistant professor at FAUP. She is currently the Vice-Dean and the coordinator of the research group “Morphologies and Dynamics of the Territory” at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. She coordinates the Dynamics and Urban Forms Research Line among the PhD Architectural Program. She is also the head of the course “Projecto 5” – urban design studio – and “Urbanística 2 “– urban theory – of the Integrated Master in Architecture.
She has coordinated several applied-research projects and her teaching activities are opportunities to deepen the relationships with institutions as well as with experts of several areas of knowledge that relate to urban and sustainable development. This approach has the ambition to help bridging the gap between students and professionals that will in turn help form actors in the field with a firm commitment to equitable and sustainable development.

João Pedro Xavier

Filipa Guerreiro

Rodrigo Coelho

Clara Pimenta do Vale

Valencia School of Architecture

Débora Domingo-Calabuig graduated in architecture after studies in the School of Architecture of Valencia (Spain) and l’École d’Architecture de Paris-La Défense (France). With a specialized degree in Building Construction, she has practised architecture for many years, as an assistant architect, first and then founding her own office. In 2005 she obtained her doctorate at Universitat Politècnica de València.

She is a professor at the Department of Architectural Design since 2000. She held the position of Assistant Director for Research from 2012 to 2016 and was Editor in Chief of the “VLC arquitectura” Research Journal its launch to 2018. She is also a Research Academy member of the EAAE.

Her research focuses on the social consideration in architecture and urban design, particularly in the European post-war contexts of the 60s and 70s and with regard to changes in higher education and new campus planning.

Toulouse School of Architecture

Remi Papillault he’s architect from Paris School of Architecture with specialization on heritage building, PhD on urbanism from Paris Institute of Urbanism, PhD in theories of town planning from EHESS Paris.

As a town planner, he has done projects on heritage site like the Plan of preservation of various historical cities in France like Toulouse, Mirepoix, Lavelanet, Castres, Pierrefonds, and on the historical Toulouse le Mirail from Candilis, Josic, Woods.

As an architect, he has built a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, and design many public spaces in various heritage cities.

As a full professor Phd at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Toulouse, he teaches in master project and directs the Master Seminar “History and theories of the project.” As a researcher, he has published research and articles mainly on the heritage between city and architecture in the twentieth century, around the project of Léon Jaussely for Barcelona, of Candilis, Josic and Woods for Toulouse Mirail and Le Corbusier for Chandigarh, Índia.

He is the director of the collection « architectures » at the University Press of Midi,

France.

Department of Architecture, Alma Mater Studiorum, of the University of Bologna

Francesco Saverio Fera (Genoa 1962), Master Degree in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. As a student, worked in Ignazio Gardella’s office at the architectural competition of the reconstruction of the Opera House Carlo Felice in Genoa (1st prize), project by I. Gardella, A. Rossi and F. Reinhart. From 1987 until 1991 worked in Aldo Rossi’s office in Milano being involved in different projects.
Adjunct Professor (2002) at the Charles E. Daniel Center in Genoa, Clemson University S.C. PhD (2000) at the Architectural School of the University of Genoa. Full professor (2020) in Architectural Composition at the School of Architecture of the University of Bologna – Cesena Campus. Actually he is Coordinator of the Master Degree in Architecture (five years course) of the University of Bologna – Cesena Campus.

Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb

Mia Roth-Čerina, PhD, is an architect and associate professor at the Department of Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, as well as a Council member of the European Association for Architectural Education. She has taught architectural design since 2001, won numerous architectural competitions and awards in partnership with Tonči Čerina, led extracurricular workshops exploring new modalities in higher architectural education, served as a member of national and international professional, public and faculty bodies, engaged as guest critic and jury member, written and exhibited on both her work and research. Her primary interests in both professional, teaching and research practices are spaces serving the public, particularly educational buildings. Since 2016 she has been serving as Vice-dean of international relations and art at her Faculty, during which time she has extensively worked on involving the school in the pinnacle of relevant architectural education discussions.

School of Architecture of the National Technical University Athens

Riva Lava is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens with the subject Architectural Design and Heritage. She is a licensed architect and engineer (National Technical University of Athens / Cooper Union, New York) and holds a Ph.D. in architecture (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

She has lived and worked in Athens and New York City. She has received distinctions and awards in architectural competitions and has been consulting numerous city projects, combining contemporary living issues with heritage. Her research has a strong focus on moving populations within urban and traditional enclosures and contexts.     

Dr Lava has taught and lectured in distinguished schools of architecture across Europe, the US and China.

She participated in EU heritage research programs for the preservation of Greek art and architecture (BYZEIS), edited the university textbook “Issues of Cultural Heritage” (2010), and participated at the “Architecture as Icon” project of the Princeton University.

She has published numerous articles on architecture and has produced a series of shows featuring urban aspects of Athens for Greek Public Television (ERT).

Panayotis Tournikiotis

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