Darko Radovic WS07 Campus Leonardo - miaw



Darko Radovic WS07 Campus Leonardo - miaw
Campus Leonardo
Imagining Better Relationships Between the
City and University
Visiting Professor:
Darko Radovic
Mina Akhavan
The Miaw Scientific Board
Gennaro Postiglione, Alessandro Rocca
Maria Feller
Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica
Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
002 / WS 07 / Darko Radovic
WS .07
Darko Radovic
Kevork Aragelian
Britta Arends
Martina Atanasovska
Gizem Aydin
Martina Brambilla
Ceren Cagli
Priscilla Maame Kweiba Cann
Hakan Erdin
Veronica Garbaccini
Minoo Javareshkian
Ivona Kovacevic
Ksenija Krsmanovic
Mengsha Ma
Natalija Marinkovic
Kamal Naseri
Rahul Vijay Kumar Parmar
Maryam Qayyoomi Bidhendi
Dusana Sakotic
Lana Salameh
Iliriana Sejdullahu
Mengqi Shao
Lei Sun
Cristina Trevia
Sara Vaccari
Amirhossein Vaseghi
Mesfin Alemu Wondimu
Sichen Zhang
Zhen Kai Zhang
Mina Akhavan
Darko Radovic is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Keio University, Tokyo, codirector of the International Keio Institute for Architecture and Urbanism -IKI, visiting professor
at the United Nations University, IAS and Urban Expert at Gehl Architects in Copenhagen.
Darko’s work focuses at the nexus between environmental and cultural sustainability and
situations in which architecture and urban design overlap, where social starts to acquire
physical form. His coordinated investigations of the concepts of urbanity and sustainable
development focus on culturally and environmentally diverse contexts, which expose
difference and offer encounters with the Other. The specific focus is at the interfaces between
public and private, and inside and outside realms. Darko’s books include Green City (2005,
Routledge/UNSW Press; with Low, Gleeson, Green); Urbophilia (2007, University of Belgrade
PAPS Publishers); Cross-Cultural Urban Design (2007, Routledge, with Bull, Boontharm,
Parin); Another Tokyo (2008, University of Tokyo cSUR & ichii Shobou); eco-urbanity (2009,
Routledge). He introduced Measuring the non-Measurable research book edition (Tokyo: flick
Studio and IKI) which includes his small Tokyo (co-edited with Boontharm, 2011), The Split
Case: Density, Intensity, Resilience (co-edited with Kuma, Boontharm, Grgić, 2012); Intensities
in Ten Cities (ed., 2013); Tokyo dérive: In Search of Urban Intensities (ed., 2013); Subjectivities
in Investigations of the Urban: the Scream, the Mirror, the Shadow, (2014); In Search of Urban
Quality: 100 maps of Kuhonbutsugawa Street, Jiyugaoka (with D.Boontharm; 2014)
Campus Leonardo / 003
Imagining Better Relationships
Between the City and University
Città Studi Area
The Motive
The intention is to make a more livable campus, both for the students and
inhabitants, while imagining a better relationship between the city and the
university; In other words to transform to transform ‘the whole campus
neighbourhood into an urban area being exemplar in Milan with respect to
life quality and environmental sustainability’. Hence the workshop objectives will be to propose projects able to realize a coherent and strategic
set of transformations, taking into account both the spatial dimension,
and development of a system of actions and policies of intervention.
The Project Site
Recalling the project of ‘Città Studi Campus Sostenibile’ the project area
considers the campus of ‘Politecnico di Milano’; with more than 19,000
students and 1,709 staff members (professors and personnel), which
covers a surface of 157,977 m2, and 186,613 m2 of floor area. The campus is well connected to the city through several means of public transportation: two metro stations (Piola and Lambrate), tramlines (23 and 33)
and buses (90/91, 62, 93). In addition, the campus encompasses and is
surrounded by schools, public buildings, sport centers, places of worship
and hospitals. This makes the area as a small city within a city.
Work to be done before the workshop
What is Milano? What is Politecnico di Milano? What is Leonardo Campus?
What should, in an “ideal world” Milano aspire to be(come)?
What is, in an “ideal world” Politecnico di Milano aspire to be(come)?
What is, in an “ideal world” Leonardo Campus aspire to be(come)?
• Places in Milano/at Campus?
• Practices in Milano/at Campus?
• Places in Milano/at Campus?
• Practices in Milano/at Campus?
Themes spaces/times - places/ages
Towards Palimpsest
(a working, never-to-be-completed studio map)
think + map, feel + map, collect + map, ask + map, imagine + map
-->1st set of maps (to be pinned up 25.02)
dream + map --> an all-inclusive, none- critical palimpsest of ideas
walk + map, search + map, talk +map, think +map findings,
talks thoughts
share + brainstorm
from observation towards ideation
imagination, a variety of environmentally and culturally responsive
and responsible “what ifs”
mapping places,practices,moments,reality,nightmares
mapping places, practices, moments, dreams
alternative, different, better, promising, realities
Asking: who is entitled to tell (us) what is (not)real?
Seek the beach(es) under
Literature review
map: Milano/Leonardo archaeology of alternative futures
Fieldwork + Workshop
MIAW LUD Studio- the palimpsest of alternative, better futures
Imagining better futures which are, which have to be(come) possible
Start on Friday 26.2
3 group presentations
individual commentary (no inhibitions) – all spatial
1 Who are we? Who are we ... within this project?
--> Starting position (individual, group ...)
textual (briefest, 50 words!)
graphical – handwritings/brain wavelengths ...
2 What have we found, discovered, discussed, feared, dreamt
PowerPoint slide shows
recordings, discussions
Pin-up space/wall
map of Milano and surroundings
identifying the fields of references & reflections
1st patchwork
2nd patchwork
3rd patchwork
--> the palimpsest of day 1