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DASP Poster Session | 27 May 2024 | 15.30-18.30

DASP PhD students Exhibition

XXXIX cycle

27 June 2024 | 15:30 – 18:30
DAD Offices | Chapel, Valentino Castle

At the DASP Poster Session 2024, students from cycle XXIX exhibited their research “in progress” and have the opportunity to discuss the advancements of their work with members of the DASP faculty.

Posters were showcased in the historic chapel of the Valentino Castle.

Below, we present a photographic compilation of the exhibition.

DASP Poster Session | 14 June 2023 | 15.00-18.00

DASP PhD students Exposition


14 June 2023 | 15.00-18.00
DAD Offices | 1st floor Manica Nord, Castello del Valentino

At the DASP Poster Session 2023, students from cycles XXXVI, XXXVII and XXXVIII will exhibit their research “in progress” and have the opportunity to informally discuss the advancements of their work with members of the DASP faculty.

Posters will be showcased in the historic corridor of the DAD offices on the 1st of the Manica Nord of the Valentino Castle.

During the event, the book SPACE. DASP Yearbook 2023 – which is the first collective effort to collect and publish the abstracts of all ongoing doctoral research – will be presented.


15.00-15.30 / Room 3V

Opening and presentation of the DASP Yearbook 2023 to students and academic board

15.30-18.00 / DAD offices 1st floor Manica Nord, Castello del Valentino

Exhibition and informal talks about the researches

Dottorandi DASP alla Notte Europea delle Ricercatrici e dei Ricercatori 2022



— 16:15 
Sab, 01 Ott 2022
Orto botanico di Torino – Viale Mattioli, 25 – Torino (TO)

a cura dei Dottorande e Dottorandi DASP (Architettura. Storia e Progetto)
PoliTo, DAD – Dipartimento di Architettura e Design 

Al Politecnico di Torino c’è un dottorato in ARCHITETTURA. Vi accedono ogni anno una quindicina circa tra Dottorande e Dottorandi. Che cosa studiano? Come fanno ricerca? Con quali risultati? Vieni a scoprirlo! 

ACC Lectures 2022 | 15. Giacomo Borella | 09.06.2022

Adventures in Absurdistan
Minor architecture in the age of total bureaucratization


Giacomo Borella is an architect. He founded studio Albori in Milan with some friends almost thirty years ago. In these three decades, the work of the studio has increasingly concerned the practical and bodily dimension as an antidote to the abstraction, alienation and counterproductivity of late modern architecture. He has collaborated with various magazines, newspapers and radio stations, and some of his writings have been published in the booklet “Per un’architettura terrestre” (Letteraventidue, 2016). He has edited and translated into Italian books
by Ivan Illich, Petr Kropotkin and Colin Ward. He’s currently visiting professor at the Accademia di Architettura of Mendrisio in Switzerland.

live streaming

09 june 2022 – 1 p.m. CET

ACC Lectures 2022 | 14. Andrea Aragone | 31.05.2022


Care-Make-Engage tries to question the role of architects and urban designers as intermediaries among a vast arena of actors embedded in complex territories. To do so, Care-Make-Engage explores Ilot d’Eau (2014 > ongoing), a three-series project, during which LATITUDE Platform has engaged by continuously changing its posture—from architect to activist—and by experimenting with a multiplicity of co-design tools to engage local actors with water in the context of Brussels-Capital Region.


LATITUDE Platform is a collective of architects, urbanists and anthropologists strongly engaged in context-based research and design. LATITUDE Platform aims at understanding space in its multiple dimensions focusing on emergences, space-place issues, the everyday and the unexpected. It takes works on well-established urban conditions and territories, as well as liminal physical and social contexts, experimenting with a wide range of tools for investigation and dissemination at the intersection between urban design and anthropology. LATITUDE Platform collaborates with universities, design offices, civil society organizations, public institutions and artists.

As a member of LATITUDE Platform since 2012, Andrea Aragone is an urbanist and a researcher with primary interests in urban transformations and socio-ecological processes. He focuses on the relationship between water dynamics and urban transformations as well as on local and regional planning, and participatory design, in the Global North and Global South. He is currently PhD student in co-joint program at the faculties of architecture of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and IUAV Venice.

lecture recording

31 may 2022 – 1 p.m. CET

ACC Lectures 2022 | 13. Gong Dong | 26.05.2022

Gong Dong (Vector Architects) and Stefano Pujatti (ElasticoFarm)  – in conversation with Davide Tommaso Ferrando

A conversation between Gong Dong (Vector architects) and Stefano Pujatti (Elastico Farm) moderated by Davide Tommaso Ferrando will explore theoretical backgrounds and intentions of the two architectural approaches and perspectives.

live streaming

26 may 2022 – 1 p.m. CET

ACC Lectures 2022 | 12. Albena Yaneva | 19.05.2022

Architectural Anthropology: Six Methodological Suggestions


Albena Yaneva is Professor of Architectural Theory and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG) at the Manchester Urban Institute. She holds a DEA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and a PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (2001). She has been Visiting Professor at Princeton School of Architecture (2013), Parsons, New School (2015) and Politecnico di Turino (2018). She held the prestigious Lise Meitner Visiting Chair in Architecture at the University of Lund, Sweden (2017-2019). 

Her research is intrinsically transdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory and political philosophy. 

live streaming

19 may 2022 – 1 p.m. CET

ACC Lectures 2022 | 11. CatalyticAction in conversation with Camillo Boano | 17.05.2022

Participatory design in the context of displacement – Stories from Lebanon.


CatalyticAction is a charity that works to empower vulnerable children and their communities through participatory built interventions. We champion the co-production of dignified built environments where everyone can take part in the creation of equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Through this process of co-design we build local human capacity that ensures our work has a lasting impact.

Our work has a direct positive impact on:

– Children’s wellbeing: We aim to improve children’s wellbeing through the process of co-design, creating safe and nurturing places that address their needs, acknowledge their rights and materialise their desires.

– Social Cohesion: Our projects encourage collaboration between diverse groups of people as they come together throughout the project cycle. This fosters a sense of ownership and belonging amongst different community members.

– Local economy: We boost the local economy by hiring local labourers, adopting context-appropriate technologies and purchasing local materials.

– Local capacity: We enhance the skill-set of local labourers and small contractors by transferring knowledge around innovative design solutions. We train professionals in participatory design and just-decision making processes, including child protection officers, teachers and city council staff.

– Built environment: Our projects create and rehabilitate spaces, delivering good quality, sustainable and cost-effective built interventions that are dignified and inclusive to all community members.

lecture recording

17 may 2022 – 1 p.m. CET

ACC Lectures 2022 | 10. Antonio Becchi | 12.05.2022

L’algoritmo impossibile.
Edoardo Benvenuto (1940-1998) e le radici della storia del costruire.


Antonio Becchi (PhD 1994) studied in Italy, France and Germany and he is now working at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin). His research interests include the history of construction, mechanics, art, architecture and science. He is the author or co-editor of several books, most recently: Naufragi di terra e di mare. Da Leonardo da Vinci a Theodor Mommsen (Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, Rome, 2017), Construction History. Survey of a European Building Site (Classiques Garnier, Paris, 2018), Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos (Giunti, Florence, 2021).

lecture recording

12 may 2022 – 1 p.m. CET