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CODE 65373
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the cultural dimension of the project, understood as a projection into becoming, a progressive transformation of reality. It is not the object itself in its measurements or conformations or contextual relationships that are of interest but the object beyond its inside and outside, in its extension elsewhere, in the culture that expands it beyond its own existence. Culture is the indispensable superfluous, what apparently is not needed, said Gaetano Salvemini. The course fixes its gaze on the contemporary to address the movement beyond the matter that makes up the present, everything that defines the indeterminate dimension and the evolutionary nature of space and society.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching is articulated in the exploration and experimental application of design theories. The educational objectives that are intended to be achieved with the development of teaching are: - acquire the ability to interpret a complex system; - acquire the ability to define a project in the face of the unpredictability of the variation of a context (material and immaterial); - acquire the ability to coherently communicate the characteristics of the proposed interventions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has as its objective the transmission of knowledge of some fundamental steps of critical thinking and of the links that exist between reading a phenomenology, developing a theory, defining a project. The didactic intent is to make people understand the profound reasons that connect space and society by placing the imaginary at the center of reasoning and deepening the significant value of the story, a connecting tool between the past, present and future.

PREREQUISITES

No one.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is divided into lectures and exercises on design theories and the links they have with reality and with other fields of knowledge. Scholars of the topics addressed will be invited to open a discussion on contents and methods. At the end of each lesson there will be a debate with the students on the topics covered. Each student or group of students will have to write a paper on the topics addressed in the lessons. The paper must return a personal critical positioning and its concrete translation into a project. There will be weekly reviews of the requested paper.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is aimed at developing the ability to propose a personal interpretation of the present, a personal definition of the future, a personal narration of one's project, starting from the personal imagination of each student and/or each group of students who will develop - starting from a common background - a device through which to expose one's critical-theoretical position during the exam.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Giorgio Agamben, Che cos’è il contemporaneo?, Nottetempo, Roma.

Giorgio Agamben, L’uomo senza contenuto, Rizzoli, Milano.

Giorgio Agamben, Stato di eccezione, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.

Marc Augé, Disneyland e altri nonluoghi, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.

Marc Augé, Rovine e macerie. Il senso del tempo, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.

Paul Auster, Trilogia di New York, Einaudi, Torino.

James Ballard, La mostra delle atrocità, Feltrinelli, Milano.

James Ballard, L’isola di cemento, Feltrinelli, Milano.

James Ballard, Il condominio, Feltrinelli, Milano.

James Ballard, Super Cannes, Feltrinelli, Milano.

James Ballard, Millennium people, Feltrinelli, Milano.

Roland Barthes, La camera chiara, Einaudi, Torino.

Georges Bataille, La parte maledetta preceduto da La nozione di dépense, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino. 

Georges Bataille, Il limite dell’utile, Adelphi, Milano.

Jean Baudrillard, Ballard’s Crash, «Science Fiction Study» n. 55.

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacri e impostura. Bestie, Beaubourg, apparenze e altri oggetti, Cappelli, Bologna.

Jean Baudrillard, Il sistema degli oggetti, Bompiani, Milano.

Jean Baudrillard, La società dei consumi, il Mulino, Bologna.

Zygmunt Bauman, La società dell’incertezza, il Mulino, Bologna.

Zygmunt Bauman, La solitudine del cittadino globale, Feltrinelli, Milano.

Zygmunt Bauman, Modernità liquida, Laterza, Roma-Bari.

Zygmunt Bauman, La società individualizzata. Come cambia la nostra esperienza, il Mulino, Bologna.

Zygmunt Bauman, Fiducia e paura nella città, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

John Berger, Sul guardare, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

Yve-Alain Bois, Rosalind Krauss, L’informe, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

Andrea Branzi, Modernità debole e diffusa. Il mondo del progetto all’inizio del XXI secolo, Skira, Milano.

Massimo Cacciari, L'Arcipelago, Adelphi, Milano.

Massimo Cacciari, La città, Pazzini, Rimini.

Roberto Calasso, Monologo fatale, in Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce homo. Come si diventa ciò che si è, Adelphi, Milano.

Germano Celant, Gordon Matta-Clark, «Casabella» n. 391.

Emil Michel Cioran, La caduta nel tempo, Adelphi, Milano.

Gilles Clément, Manifesto del Terzo paesaggio, Quodlibet, Macerata.

Yago Conde, Architecture of the indeterminacy, Actar, Barcelona.

Michel de Certeau, L’invenzione del quotidiano, Edizioni Lavoro, Roma.

Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Che cos’è la filosofia?, Einaudi, Torino.

Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, L’anti-Edipo. Capitalismo e schizofrenia, Einaudi, Torino.

Umberto Eco, Dall’albero al labirinto. Studi storici sul segno e sull’interpretazione, Bompiani, Milano.

Umberto Eco, Opera aperta. Forma e indeterminazione nelle poetiche contemporanee, Bompiani, Milano.

Umberto Eco, Sugli specchi e altri saggi. Il segno, la rappresentazione, l’illusione, l’immagine, Bompiani, Milano.

Michel Foucault, Le parole e le cose. Un’archeologia delle scienze umane, BUR, Milano.

Hal Foster, Design Crime, Postmedia, Milano.

Hal Foster, Il ritorno del reale. L’avanguardia alla fine del Novecento, Postmedia, Milano.

Umberto Galimberti, I vizi capitali e i nuovi vizi, Feltrinelli, Milano.

Gyorgy Kepes, Il linguaggio della visione, Dedalo, Bari.

Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York. Un manifesto retroattivo per Manhattan, Electa, Milano.

Rem Koolhaas, Harvard Project on the City, Stefano Boeri, Multiplicity, Sanford Kwinter, Nadia Tazi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mutations, Actar, Barcelona-Bordeaux.

Rem Koolhaas, Junkspace. Per un ripensamento radicale dello spazio urbano, Quodlibet, Macerata.

Rem Koolhaas, Singapore Songlines. Ritratto di una metropoli Potemkin... o trent’anni di tabula rasa, Quodlibet, Macerata.

Rem Koolhaas, O.M.A., Bruce Mau, S, M, L, XL, Monacelli Press, New York / 010 Publishers, Rotterdam.

Le Corbusier, Verso una Architettura, Longanesi, Milano.

Sara Marini, Architettura Parassita. Strategie di riciclaggio per la città, Quodlibet, Macerata.

Claudio Marra, L’immagine infedele. La falsa rivoluzione della fotografia digitale, Bruno Mondadori, Milano.

Rafael Moneo, Inquietudine teorica e strategia progettuale nell’opera di otto architetti contemporanei, Electa, Milano.

Jean-Luc Nancy, Il pensiero sottratto, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino.

Jean-Luc Nancy, La città lontana, ombre corte, Verona.

Jean-Luc Nancy, Tre saggi sull’immagine, Cronopio, Napoli.

Mario Perniola, L’arte e la sua ombra, Einaudi, Torino.

Silvano Petrosino, Babele. Architettura, filosofia e linguaggio di un delirio, il melangolo, Genova.

Franco Rella, Confini. La visibilità del mondo e l’enigma dell’autorappresentazione, Edizioni Pendragon, Bologna.

Paul Ricœur, Tempo e racconto. Volume I, Jaka Book, Milano.

Paul Ricœur, Tempo e racconto. Volume II. La configurazione nel racconto di finzione, Jaka Book, Milano.

Paul Ricœur, Tempo e racconto. Volume III. Il tempo raccontato, Jaka Book, Milano.

Saskia Sassen, Le città nell’economia globale, il Mulino, Bologna.

Susan Sontag, Sulla fotografia. Realtà e immagine nella nostra società, Einaudi, Torino.

Bernard Tschumi, Architettura e disgiunzione, Pendragon, Bologna.

Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour, Imparare da Las Vegas, Quodlibet, Macerata.

Anthony Vidler, Il perturbante dell’architettura. Saggi sul disagio nell’età contemporanea, Einaudi, Torino.

Lebbeus Woods, Anarchitecture. Architecture is a political act, Academy Editions, London.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ALBERTO BERTAGNA (President)

ARIANNA MONDIN

ANDREA PASTORELLO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

As per calendar.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written + Oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The following elements will be evaluated:

knowledge and understanding;

applying knowledge and understanding;

ability to draw conclusions (making judgements);

communication skills;

ability to learn (learning skills).

Passing the exam is expected for students who, at the end of the course:

have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that extend and/or reinforce those typically associated with the first cycle and allow for the elaboration and/or application of original ideas, in a research context;

are able to apply their knowledge, understanding and ability to solve new or unfamiliar problems and issues in broad (interdisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study;

have the ability to integrate knowledge and manage complexity and to draw their own conclusions even on the basis of incomplete information, including reflection on the social and ethical responsibilities associated with the application of their knowledge and judgments;

are able to communicate their conclusions, as well as the knowledge and rationale underlying them, in a clear and unambiguous way, to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors;

have developed those learning skills that allow them to proceed mostly in a self-directed or autonomous way.