Caterina Quaglio

The Public Burden

Tutor: Filippo De Pieri

In order to deal with the widespread and multifaceted crisis of 20thcentury public housing estates, European countries have developed a number of policies and practices targeted at those identified as deprived districts. Through the analysis of three case studies located in Turin, Orly and Edinburgh the research intends to question the long-term impacts of the so-called area-based policies, formalised and diffused in the 90’s also through UE networks and programmes, and appearing today an outdated season.


Caterina Quaglio graduated in architecture in Italy in 2015, spending two years abroad for exchange programs in in Brussels and Madrid. Since her master thesis and during an internship in Chile, she has worked on the issue of public housing. Her PhD research is focused in particular on the policies and practices of urban regeneration deployed in public housing districts.


2010-2015 / MSc in “Architecture construction and city”, Politecnico di Torino
2014-2015 / ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid (ES) (Erasmus courses + thesis)
2012-2013 / ULB Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (BE) (LLP/Erasmus)

2016- / teaching assistance in the domain of architectural design and history, Politecnico di Torino
2016 / Un Techo para Chile, internship in ADH (Área Desarrollo de Hábitat), Valparaiso (CL)
2016 / architectural office Plan Cerro, Valparaiso (CL)
2015-2016 / European project ALCOTRA 2014-2020, axe 2.1 Climate


Selected publications

Quaglio, Caterina. “Via Artom Regeneration. Questioning the Long-Term Impacts of Area Based Initiatives in a Public District of Turin.” In «Riqualificazione Dell’abitare: Quali Sfide Operative, Scientifiche e Politiche per Il XXI Secolo?». Paris: PUCA. Plan Urbanisme Construction Architecture, Being printed.

Quaglio, Caterina, Federico Coricelli, and Caterina Montipò. “Urban-Village: A Concept Contested between Utopia and Dystopia.” Archivio Di Studi Urbani e Regionali, Being Printed.

Quaglio, Caterina. “Game Theory and Urban Decision-Making Problem.” In Inclusive / Exclusive Cities, 202–20. Electronic Publication, 2016.

Quaglio, Caterina. “Home Appliances Psychopathologies.” In Incontri Con La Macchina. Scritti Meta-Scientifici, by Vittorio Marchis and Marco Pozzi, 139-44. Milano: Mimesis, 2018.

Quaglio, Caterina. “Poblado de Absorción Fuencarral B. Stories and Perspectives of a Popular Neighbourhood in Madrid.” In Politecnico Di Torino School of Architecture Yearbook #01, by Michela Barosio, 172-177. Siracusa: Lettera Ventidue, 2018.

Quaglio, Caterina, Federico Coricelli, Matteo Robiglio, Nicola Russi, and Davide Rolfo. Re-Housing. La Casa Come Dispositivo Di Integrazione. Quaderni del Future Urban Legacy Lab. Torino: Politecnico di Torino, 2018.