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Deadline 15 July 2019

Innovation in practice. Unlocking Architecture in the City - Call for PhD Sudents

"Innovation in practice” Summer School at Politecnico di Torino. The School will take place from the 4th to the 14th of September 2019. In this period Master’s students will work on a real case of a “locked process”, a renewal process of a building that has been interrupted due to socio(-institutional)-technical issues.

The aim will be the unlocking of the process through architectural design in order to try to set thing in motion (again).

Call for PhD students
During the final days (13th-14th September) the Summer School will open the doors to PhD students for a PhD Research Marathon, a discussion carried out within the doctoral course "The innovation of the architectural project: practice and criticism", held as part of the Ph.D. program "Architecture, History and Project" at the Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino by prof. Giovanni Durbiano and Alessandro Armando.
We invite contributions that, through theoretical argumentation, case studies, and fieldwork, attempt to answer the following questions:

  • Is it possible to consider the architectural project as a technical and social object, which undergoes innovative transformation - such as the technical objects do?
  • What are the paradigms of innovation we can consider when we deal with an architectural project?
  • What are the recurring features of a project that we can use as the object of a scientific experimentation – that is, those features we can reproduce and innovate?
  • What is the role of the critical theory(-ies) in relation with the innovation research around the architectural project?
To apply, submit a 350-word abstracts on completed research, or work-in-progress.

Deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 15th July 2019. Full papers deadline for accepted abstract will be announced in July 2019.

Please email paper abstracts to Notifications will be sent by Wednesday July 31st 2019. Curated proceedings of the Ph.D. course and Research Marathon will be published. Please note that applicants must be registered as current Ph.D. students at the time of application. Submissions of proposals for research presentations are welcome from all backgrounds and nationalities.

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