Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

The City as a Renewable Resource


Is the city a Renewable resource?

How will the Urban Project change?

What about Space? Is Space (still) relevant?


Phd masterclass


25-26 March 2021


organised by

Andrea Fantin, Alessia Franzese, Giacomo Magnabosco, Luca Nicoletto

Phd students at the Iuav School of Doctorate Studies


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The masterclass aims to investigate the role of urban space as a renewable resource, interpreting the ‘city-territory’ as a stratification of actions, practices, projects and policies.


After a long period in which the paradigm of growth and expansion dominated the spatial design, we are facing a transition towards a cycle in which the city-territory is going to rewrite itself.


By assuming existing space as a limited resource, we would like to discuss the need for a radical reinterpretation of the space as a palimpsest of traces, flows and changes by exploring new descriptive forms and projective intentions for future visions.


The masterclass sheds light on both the physical dimension of the territory projects and the role of urbanism through three key research questions:


Is the city a renewable resource? How will the urban project change? Is space (still) relevant?






Resource | 25.03.2021 | 3 pm > 6 pm (GMT+1)

lecturer: Filippo Barbera, Gabriele Pasqui, Michelangelo Russo

discussant: Ilda Curti, Simone Rusci

the session will be held in Italian

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Project | 26.03.2021 | 9.30 am > 12.30 am (GMT+1)

lecturer: Paola Viganò, Günter Vogt

discussant: Aristide Athanassiadis, Margherita Manfra, Thomas Stellmach

the session will be held in English

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Space | 26.03.2021 | 3 pm > 6 pm (GMT+1)

lecturer: Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Arjan Van Timmeren, David Wachsmuth

discussant: Mathieu Berger, Nikos Katsikis, Julie Marin

the session will be held in English

on Microsoft Teams >>