The courses related to the economic, social, legal issues for architecture and urban planning provide students with understanding and theoretical knowledge complementary and synergistic with the disciplinary ones of the architectural field necessary to face with greater awareness, effectiveness and concreteness the design activity.
In particular, the student will be able to deepen one of these three areas:
- knowledge in the social sciences relating to the relationship between man and built environment and to the changes that have characterized this relationship over time and the effects that these changes have produced on conceptions, representations and the project of architecture;
- knowledge in the field of constitutional law, and the principles of administrative law, urban planning law and the legal regime of construction activities in European and national legislation;
- knowledge of economic issues (type and functioning of markets, analysis of supply and demand, private and public goods, bankruptcy and market regulation) related to the design and construction in building sectors.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:
DdD 1 knowledge and understanding
- knowledge in the social sciences related to the relationship between man and the built environment and to the changes that over time have characterized the notion and aspects of this relationship and the effects that these changes have produced on conceptions, representations and the architectural project;
- knowledge in the field of constitutional law, European and national legislation of the principles of administrative law, urban planning law, the legal regime of construction activities;
- knowledge in the field of economic issues (type and functioning of markets, analysis of supply and demand, private and public goods and market regulation) related to the design and construction of works in the construction sectors.
DdD 2 ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- ability to interpret the physical space as an expression of the organization of society and as an element that produces effects on the behaviour of individuals, social groups, populations that use and live in it;
- ability to interpret constitutional law, European and national legislation, the principles of administrative law, urban planning law, the legal status of building activity;
- ability to analyze the economic issues related to the design and construction of works in the construction sectors.
DdD 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)
- ability to acquire, process independently and communicate knowledge not strictly related to the subjects characterizing the Master Program (DdD 3, 4 and 5)
The course is devoted to present some sociological concepts usefull for architects and to introduce students to the most important issues of urban sociology. It will be divided into two different parts. Part I, called "microsociology", wil focus on the relationship between human beings and space and issue like proxemics, front stage and backstage, place and non places, heterotopias will be adressed. The second part of the course, called "macrosociology" will be devoted to issues that, in contemporary cities, are important to understand as scholars and professionals. The fil rouge of this part is related to the plural inequalities that are produced in the making of the city. The main social ongoing transformations of contemporary cities will be presented and discussed. Topics as globalization and global cities, different forms of segregation, marginality and poverty, right to the city and spatial justice, migration and the city, gentrification will be analysed during the lectures. Because architecture plays a crucial role in designing spaces and opportunities for social integration, the course aims to give students some conceptual instruments to understand the social impacts of spatial transformations in urban contexts.
All (micro and macro) sociological concepts will be used in producing "theory driven" photos during the course. This work will be made by groups of students (maximum 6 per group) and will end in a digital photographic folder that will be presented at the end of the course. Ex-cathedra lectures given by the professor will be enriched by seminars and discussions as well as by films shown during class hours or to be watched at home.
Iconographic and filmic materials will be provided to delve into single topics.
Modalità di valutazione
Attending students will be evaluated through a final written examination on the course bibliography and eventually on an oral exam (to improve marks)in which the photographic folder will be discussed with the professor. Each of these two parts will be valued 50% of the final marks. In order to be considered an attending student it's necessary to be part of a group to make the photographic folder and to come to 70% of the lessons. Those who don’t take the written exam will make a full oral exam at the end of the course. Those who want to improve their remarks will have the opportunity to integrate their written exams with an oral exam based on the photos folder and part of the course’s materials.
For non-attending students, the evaluation will consist of an oral exam on the whole bibliography.
The Urban Sociology Reader, Anno edizione: 2013 Note:
Just the following essays: The metropolis and Mental Life (Simmel);Urbanism as a way of life (Wirth); Community and Society (Tonnies); Fortified Enclaves: The New Urban Segregation (Caldeira)
M. Augé, Non Places. An Introduction to Supermodernity" (cap. "From places to no places" and "Epilogue"), Editore: Verso, Anno edizione: 2006
E. Hall, "The hidden dimension" pp. 101-148 (please note, only selected pages)M. Foucault, Of Other Spaces", in Diacritics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring, 1986), Anno edizione: 1986
E.Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (just chapter "Regions and Region Behaviour)E. Glaeser, The triumph of the city (just chapter "What's good in slums?), Anno edizione: 2011
L. Wacquant, Territorial Stigmatization In The Age Of Advanced Marginality, Anno edizione: 2007, Fascicolo: Thesis Eleven, Number 91, November 2007: 66¿77
A. Sayad, Immigration and 'State Thought, in Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation, Anno edizione: 2010
Apocalyptic antiurbanism: Mike Davis and his planet of slums, Anno edizione: 2006, Fascicolo: IJURR 30.4
D. Harvey, The right to the city, Anno edizione: 2008
Lees, L., Shin, H.B. and López-Morales, E., "Gentrification- a global urban process?" in "Global Gentrifications. Uneven Developments and Displacement", Policy Press, 2015, Anno edizione: 2015
D. Harvey, Right to the city, Anno edizione: 2008, Fascicolo: New Left Review 53 http://newleftreview.org/II/53/david-harvey-the-right-to-the-cityS. Fainstein, Cities and Diversity: Should We Want It? Can We Plan For It?, Anno edizione: 2005 Urban Affairs Review 41 (1)M. E. Korstanje, The Anthropology Of Airports, Criticism To Non Place Theory", in Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, vol 3(1, Anno edizione: 2015
Munro & Livingstone, Student Impacts on Urban Neighbourhoods Policy Approaches, Discourses and Dilemmas, Anno edizione: 2012
A. Wise and S. Velayutham, Introduction: Multiculturalism and Everyday Life, Anno edizione: 2009
P. Marcuse, The Enclave, the Citadel, and the Ghetto: What has Changed in the Post-Fordist U.S. City in "Urban Affairs", Anno edizione: 1997
C. Hamnett, The Blind Men and the Elephant: The Explanation of GentrificationPlaces and Production in the Global Economy, Anno edizione: 2000 Note:
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
All the bibliography is either articles or books chapters