Master in Temporary Design for Public Spaces
The Temporary Design Master for Public Spaces is a training program for designers who want to work in the design of public spaces in the contemporary city. The urban context is today subject to increasingly rapid transformations. Public space must be able to accept these new demands, proposing changing scenarios and open processes of transformation that favor the construction of new urban narratives. The professional who acts in this context must be able to coordinate and experiment with new methods of intervention, optimizing the resources available and creating synergies between the various actors involved.
The student who will approach the Master will learn to develop an architectural project focused on public spaces: starting from the concept and the technical and material choices, passing through the study of colors, lights, to volumes and surfaces, thus having a complete perception of the changes taking place in the architectural and social field.
During the realization of the Project Work, the student will have the possibility to put into practice the skills acquired during the classroom phase, consolidating the acquired knowledge.
The IDI Master in Temporay Design for Public Spaces will consist of lectures, classroom design and guided tours, with the possibility of interfacing with Orizzontale, Roman excellence in the design of setting up public and non-public spaces.
Orizzontale is an architects collective based in Rome whose work crosses the fields of architecture, urbanism, public art, and DIY practice. Orizzontale since 2010 has been promoting projects of common relational spaces, giving form to both dismissed and unseen images of the city. These projects have represented the ground for experimenting new kinds of collaborative interactions between city dwellers and urban commons as well as occasions to test the boundaries of the architectural creation process.
Orizzontale has developed projects in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands. “8 ½”, the mobile theatre designed by orizzontale in 2014, was awarded the international prize of Young Architects Program(“YAP MAXXI 2014”) by MAXXI Museum and MoMA PS1. In 2017 Orizzontale was awarded first prize in the competition for the regeneration of Piazza Europa in Aprilia, launched by Italian Ministry of Culture and Italian Board of Architects. The project is currently under construction. In 2018 at the Venice Biennale, orizzontale is awarded the “Young Talent of Italian Architecture 2018”, which rewards the best Italian under 35 practice.