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Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Docente Briata Paola Giuseppina , Bricocoli Massimo
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1017) ARCHITETTURA - ARCHITETTURA DELLE COSTRUZIONI***AZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1098) URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN - PIANIFICAZIONE URBANA E POLITICHE TERRITORIALIUPDAZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1187) LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. LAND LANDSCAPE HERITAGELLHAZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1195) ARCHITETTURA - AMBIENTE COSTRUITO - INTERNI - ARCHITECTURE - BUILT ENVIRONMENT - INTERIORS***AZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1217) ARCHITETTURA E DISEGNO URBANO - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN***AZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - PC (1085) SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN - ARCHITETTURA SOSTENIBILE E PROGETTO DEL PAESAGGIOSALAZZZZ054568 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY
Des (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (1162) DESIGN DELLA COMUNICAZIONE***AZZZZ056928 - IC URBAN ETHNOGRAPHY

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course consists of two joint and integrated modules (Ethnographical approaches in urbanism and Urban survey), targeting students enrolled in the Master of Science in Urban Planning-Policy Design as well as in the Master of Science in Architecture.

The course aims at developing an ethnographical approach meant as a way to develop competences in understanding the city through observing, describing, interpreting and representing the urban space in its material and social configurations and changes. A main objective of the course is to develop competences in researching, interpreting and describing through texts and photo reportages how urban spaces work.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

At the end of the course, students are expected to have developed:

- the awareness that cities and urban spaces are material evidences and witness the kind of relations, of social and spatial assets that architecture, urban planning and social practices produce;

- awareness of the ways in which an etnographic approach can contribute to the work of urban planners and architects dealing with places and people;

- competences in developing an effective and sound analysis and understanding of the material, symbolical and social dimension of how space is designed, implemented and used;

- capacity to understand the intertwining of social and spatial issues at stake in the functioning of public space;

- capacity to develop original and effective ways to report field work observations and to represent and communicate outcomes in an effective and diversified way (i.e. photos, texts, presentations...)


Argomenti trattati

Different means and “tactics” to develop ethnographical approaches as well as to represent their outcomes will be explored, with particular attention to photography. Along with references to the tradition of ethnographical studies, students will learn the logic of direct participant observation, the analysis of social practices, forms of interviewing and other approaches to social and spatial analysis which can support the understanding and interpretation of the way urban space is organized and results as the combined product of human and non-human actors.

The course is organized in a sequence of different activities aimed at developing an ethnographical approach: 

1. LECTURES: Theoretical contributions and focuses on methodological issues, readings and discussion of papers and articles as well as class exercises (role-playing, etc.) as well as the presentation and discussion of case studies.

2. SHORT EXCURSIONS in selected urban spaces to interpret and decode a given urban context/ project. 

3. SEMINARS: Seminars will be proposed during the whole course: a set of open seminars given by invited scholars and professionals on the course approaches and topics will be jointly organized with some other cooperating and partner courses (such as the Workshop on Infrastructure Planning and Design). Materials, documents, texts and references presented in class will be made available online to the participants.

4. FIELD EXERCISE - "SPACE AS AN ACTOR. THE HIDDEN RULES OF THE CITY"Based on an exploration (through direct observation and photography), students will develop an individual essay on the role that rules have in the way places are used, organised and designed. The city as a complex environment is densely framed by norms and rules that dictate the way in which objects, buildings, private and public spaces are conceived and used for human action. Rules and norms are often not explicitly visible, but they act as a hidden code and have a strong impact on the way in which life in the city is experienced. They are a social and cultural construct leading also to spatial effects. While globalisation and standardisation have a relevant impact in shaping the urban environment across the world, in each different context rules and norms may be different, and give evidence to the diverse use that people with different background make of the same place. The topic will be introduced, discussed and fine-tuned in class, while each student will define her/his more specific focus, and will be supported in developing original individual work. A set of initiatives on the topic are being foreseen, while a final seminar will be organized for the presentation and discussion of the field exercises. At the end of the course, a report will collect the individual work developed by each student.

 


Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:
  • SDG10 - REDUCED INEQUALITIES
  • SDG11 - SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

Prerequisiti

Three-year bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale) in one of the subjects required for admission to the Master of Science (Laurea Magistrale) course


Modalità di valutazione

Given the character of the course, active participation of the students is highly recommended. The course will be based on an open interaction between teaching staff and students. Active participation and interaction of students will be welcomed, encouraged and evaluated.

For attending students the evaluation will be based on the results of a work consisting in a written text and a photographic essay. The students will be requested to deliver the project work one week before the exam e to prepare a 10 minutes ppt presentation for the day of the exam which will be organised in the form of a seminar. The evaluation of attending students will be mainly based on an oral presentation of the product elaborated in the field exercise and on the discussion of the contents of: Ben Joseph E. (2005), The code of the city: standards and the hidden language of placemaking and Lieto L. (2017), How material objects become urban things, City 21 (5): 568-579.

Further readings may be selected from the given list upon students’ own interest and in agreement with the Professors. 

While we highly recommend attendance, students who will not participate to the classes (nor online nor in class) shall prepare for the oral exam:

1. the Book by Madden

2. the book by Cranz

3. one book out of the reading list

4. one article out of the reading list 


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCranz G., Ethnography for Designers, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2016
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAnderson E., The Cosmopolitan Canopy. Race and Civility in Everyday Life, Editore: W.W. Norton & Company, Anno edizione: 2011
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BOOK

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBen-Joseph E., The code of the city: standards and the hidden language of place making, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 9780262025881
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BOOK (also available by the professors)

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHall T., The Hidden Dimension, Editore: Doubleday, Anno edizione: 1966, ISBN: 0385084765
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BOOK

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLatour B., Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory, Editore: Oxford University Press, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 0-19-925604-7
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BOOK

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMadden R., Being Ethnographic. A guide to the theory and practice of ethnography, Editore: Sage, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 9781412946964
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BOOK

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCefai D., Que est la etnografie? in Persona y sociedad, 27 (1), available in French and in Spanish, Anno edizione: 2013, Fascicolo: 27 (1)
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Available by the teaching staff

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLieto L., "How material objects become urban things" / City 21 (5), pp. 568-579, Anno edizione: 2017, Fascicolo: 21 (5), pp. 568-579
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ARTICLE

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBovo Martina, Briata Paola, Bricocoli Massimo, A bus as a public space. Everyday multiculturalism in Milan/ Urban Studies, Anno edizione: 2022
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Available from the teaching staff

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPaola Briata, Being together as a body exercise. Ethnographic perspectives. In Anzani A (ed) Conscious Dweelling, Anno edizione: 2022
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available from the teaching staff


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