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The course aims to develop critical thinking toward the very notion of relationship between public realm and their socio-cultural & morphological connotations in a contemporary city. Course will focus on methods to analyze & evaluate urban places. Milan will be the stage to study the transition between the old & new urban structure. At the beginning of the workshop, students will formulate a Research questions / Hypothesis related to building morphology and types, perceptions of urban form, the use of public places and livability, etc. based on their initial visits. The hypothesis will be further explored through series of mapping studies such as direct observations, onsite surveys and interviews. The data collected will form the basis of analysis and inferences will be expressed through graphical representations. The course will be a journey to discover the public life in Milan and to gain primary knowledge about these places to test ones’ individual assumptions & biases about it. Students will be encouraged and guided to explore relevant issues and to provide a common ground to engage a meaningful debate on the role of collective spaces in contemporary cities. The course will be conducted as a part of the collaboration between CEPT University, India and Politecnico di Milano, Italy where students and instructors from both universities will be working together in joint teams.
Expenses for Students - Local Travel - Rs. 5000/- ; Food & Stay - Rs. 36000 ; Material cost - Rs. 2000/-