By looking at Rome through the lens of productive partnerships, this studio develops a design methodology that overlaps current urban typologies with production practices that are based on a balanced management of resources and the creation of healthy soils.
In this course, students develop a design proposal in Rome that uncovers new potentials for urban space through an analysis of the larger systems of water, topography, and geology in the city and surroundings. Using drawing-based investigations, each project will identify a transformative potential in an existing urban system and make a design proposal that augments that potential.
During the semester, students will go through a multi-scale analysis of the city and territory of Rome. They will draw and analyse the living systems of the city, seeking new potentials in the design of urban spaces. They will accompany this research with the study of different practices on regenerative agriculture. By the end of the Studio, the students will design the transformation of one of those systems, integrating the logics of urban regenerative production.
Course material will be provided
The course material includes a reading list.
Prerequisites / Notice
It is also highly recommended to visit the lecture series D-ARCH, LV-063-0502-00 (no credits).