Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Tipo incarico Dottorato
Docente Pizzocaro Silvia Luisa
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Dottorato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Collaborative forms of interdisciplinary research are a consolidated practice in planning disciplines (architecture, engineering, design), although substantially lacking a formalized theoretical foundation: in fact they often take place in an ad hoc manner. The main questions that guide the contents of the proposed course can be summarized as follows: how is the idea of ​​collaborative research in technical and planning disciplines spontaneously understood?  Why is the transfer of knowledge from one field to another acquiring a central place in contemporary research?  Where and when the idea of ​​collaborative research is generated? How is the idea of ​​knowledge collaboration best expressed as a research paradigm?

To articulate the development of these contents, five long form classes are designed and condensed in a week, with the aim of bringing out exemplary case studies drawn from varied collaborative research experiences, mainly investing the areas of planning disciplines. The proposed lectures also aim at arguing the idea of ​​collaboration both as a category of thinking and as a consolidated research practice as collaborative research is everywhere: in the world of technology, in scientific networks, in product and system development.

The basic contents for the sequence of lectures envisaged by this course include:

  • the conceptual frameworks to explain and feed collaborative research and border crossing processes in planning disciplines;
  • aspects relating to the production of knowledge derived from collaborative research;
  • the values, advantages and limits of collaborative processes;
  • consolidated collaboration models, such as cooperation, knowledge transfer and knowledge integration, cross fertilization, border crossing, vision sharing, research interplay;
  • the exemplification of partnership cases, contexts, potentials.


This intensive Monday-to-Friday course is based on a sequence of five long form classes, each of half-a-day duration, to be held in the afternoon, designed to:

  • explore definitions and forms of collaborative research,
  • reflect on the opportunities of research collaboration,
  • exemplify suggestive cases of partneship and collaborative research,
  • describe the advantages and the criticalities of integrative collaborations from different disciplines,
  • identify the variables that can characterize the routine of collaborative research.

The course programme also offers an examination of the gap that is emerging between disciplinary specializations and research strategies oriented to multidisciplinarity, crossdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity.

Each long form class is designed to offer introduction of the day, guidelines for the class, lecture (to be held by internal lecturer or testimonial guests when scheduled), presentation of case studies, panel discussion with participants.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

PhD students should attend at least 4 classes out of 5 and write a short report to be sent to the coordinator of the course. The report should consist in the synopsis of a collaborative research template/proposal/project simulation. 

Course requisites:

  • Active participation during classes
  • Final delivery of a collaborative research template/proposal/project simulation (by scheduled deadline)

Intervallo di svolgimento dell'attività didattica
Data inizio
Data termine

Calendario testuale dell'attività didattica
3.04.2023 h. 9-19 4.04.2023 h. 14-19 5.04.2023 h. 14-19 6.04.2023 h. 14-19 An intensive week articulated in a sequence of long form, participatory classes. Opening class takes a full day. Following classes take half a day and are scheduled to be held in the afternoon (from 2 p.m.) Class dates are scheduled for April 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaD. H. Sonnenwald, Scientific collaboration, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Anno edizione: 2007, Fascicolo: 41 (1), pp. 643-681.
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. B. Wray, The Epistemic Significance of Collaborative Research. Philosophy of Science, Editore: 69 (1), pp. 150-168., Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaB. Nicolescu, Methodology of Transdisciplinarity, World Futures, Anno edizione: 2014, Fascicolo: 70 (3-4), pp. 186-199.
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaE. Colombo, M. C. Pastore, S. Sancassani, a cura di, Storie di cooperazione politecnica 2011-2016, Editore: Poliscript, Milano, Anno edizione: 2016
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJ. T. Klein, Prospects for transdisciplinarity. Futures, Anno edizione: 2004, Fascicolo: 36(4), pp. 515-526

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laboratorio informatico
laboratorio sperimentale
laboratorio di progetto

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese

Note Docente
CALENDAR: April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 2023. April 3rd, 2023 Full day Day 1: Monday, Full day class, h. 9-19 Morning: h. 9-13 Course opening and outlines: Introduction to research as collaboration: course outlines and instructions, definitions, concepts, terminology, mindsets, glossary. Afternoon: h. 14-19 Training collaborative research mindsets and partnerships through doctoral research. April 4th, 2023 Half day afternoon Day 2: Tuesday, half-a-day afternoon class, h. 14-19. Collaborative research stories by guest lecturer(s): The collaborative doctorate for collaborative research April 5th, 2023 Half day afternoon Day 3: Wednesday, half-a-day afternoon class, h. 14-19. Collaborative research stories by guest lecturer(s): Experiencing circular networks through and for research April 6th, 2023 Half day afternoon Day 4: Thursday, half-a-day afternoon class, h. 14-19. Collaborative research stories by guest lecturer(s): Models of interdisciplinary planning from product to data visual
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