Category: Calls
State: Current
Deadline 31 December 2017

Industrial legacy and the future of cities


During the Kick Off Event of the Interdepartmental Centre FULL, The Future Urban Legacy Lab, the first FULL open research call - Industrial legacy and the future of cities - has been launched.

The call is based on the hypotheses that production activity is a significant mechanism in the transformation of today’s city and that the Path dependence mechanisms link the current relationship between city and production with the industrial legacy of the past.

The relationship between city and production is in itself a defining urban element, it is not limited to or simply defined by the “industrial city” paradigm. The relationship between city and production is intended as the foundation of discourses revolving around the city, thus the interpretation of the current relationship between city and production has to come to terms with the Industrial Legacy, that existed before and has filtered to the present conditions in various forms.

The Call is open to everyone that individually or in groups, within the Polytechnic community or not, want to establish interactions and synergies among research programmes that aim at understanding how the relationships between production processes and cities have changed, what the industrial legacy role is in redefining such relationships, what kind of city is defined by current production processes, what political, technical, and design-driven tools are instrumental in redefining the relationships between city and production, their effects and effectiveness.

Call deadline - 31 December 2017

Download call - https://full.polito.it/call/

Info - full@polito.it