Caffè San Siro

Last year, Mapping San Siro (Politecnico di Milano research unit) has been developing a new series (2.0) of the so-called "Caffè San Siro". During Caffè San Siro, public presentations of urban researches are given. These presentation are held in Mapping San Siro's office in San Siro (Tentrametriquadri) and are open to the neighbourhood, involving the participation of local associations and residents in the discussion. Caffè San Siro has the aim of promoting "scientific" knowledge and education accessibility and sharing with the city and with non-experts. They also aim at opening the neighbourhood to the city, converting it in a point of reference for public debate on urban issues.

Caffè San Siro

Caffè San Siro

DECEMBER 2017 - Caffè San Siro 2.0 #1 "Action-research in territorial and urban planning", Laura Saija (University of Memphis)
A discussion with: Francesca Cognetti (DAStU, Politecnico di Milano); Elena Ostanel (Marie Curie Fellow Università Iuav di Venezia); Erika Lazzarino (Ass. Cult. Dynamoscopio)
Introduction by: Elena Maranghi (DAStU, Politecnico di Milano)

Moving from her book "Action research in territorial and urban planning" (Franco Angeli, 2017) which contains a detailed narration of two practical experiences in which the author has been directly involved (in Southern Italy and in United States), Laura Saija reflects on the specificities of action-research approach within spatial and urban design context.

JANUARY 2018 - Caffè San Siro 2.0 #2 "Reactivating public spaces and local communities", Isabella Inti, Giulia Cantaluppi e Matteo Persichino (Ass. temporiuso.net)
A discussion with: Sivlio Anderloni (Bosco in Città), Jacopo Lareno (Ass. Cult. Dynamoscopio), Anna Moro (DAStU, Politecnico di Milano), Tiziana Vecchio (Ass. Edilizia Urbanistica e Demanio Municipio 7), Bianca Bottero (Ass. Alfabeti Onlus), Amelia Priano (Progetto salute mentale Velocemente)
Introduction by: Gabriele Solazzi (DAStU, Politecnico di Milano)

Transforming public spaces with the participation of local actors and inhabitants needs the application of creative and innovative tools. Over the years Temporiuso.net has been questioning the traditional culture of architectural and urban design project, facing the challenge of acting in heterogeneous contexts. The meeting is also aimed at presenting the "Green Living Lab" project, which will be developed in via Abbiati (San Siro) in the coming months as a SoHoLab pilot project.

FEBRUARY 2018 - Caffè San Siro 2.0 #3 "Colonial City, Islamic City", Stefano Pontiggia
A discussion with: Christian Elia (Q Code Magazine), Francesco Chiodelli (GSSI - Social Sciences), Matteo Spertini (photographer)

Redeyef, a mining town located in the southwest of Tunisia, shows a social composition and a productive structure that is the result of a history began with the French colonial period. Stefano Pontiggia has developed a deep ethnography in the field, investigating the way in which urban space, social class, salary and employment are articulated, also comparing the context with large European cities.

JUNE 2018 - Caffè San Siro 2.0 # 4: "Telling the city, sharing research. Public presentation of the magazine Lo Stato delle Città", Luca Rossomando (magazine curator)
A discussion with: Francesca Cognetti (Tracce Urbane - Transdisciplinary Periodical of Urban Studies), Christian Elia (Q Code Magazine) Giulia Fini (Planum. The Journal of Urbanism)

Starting from the reflection that Mapping San Siro carries out from 2013, about the possibility of building forms of sharing knowledge through research practices, Caffè San Siro "Telling the city, sharing research" takes the opportunity of the presentation of the new editorial project of Napoli Monitor, "The State of the Cities" (released in April with the number 0) to stimulate a shared reflection between editorial projects that, in different forms, question themselves on languages and tools that can promote a "more public" urban research.

More info is available on Mapping San Siro's Facebook page.



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