Practices of urban inclusion: from design to Implementation

Cognetti, Francesca and Pontiggia, Stefano (2022) Practices of urban inclusion: from design to Implementation. Project Report. London Metropolitan University, London.

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This report emerges out of a collaborative EU funded project titled: DESINC LIVE – Designing and Learning in the Context of Migration ( Since September 2019, the project has brought together a group of fourteen educators, researchers and practitioners from four Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and three Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) based in four European countries to jointly design, test and evaluate an experimental educational offer titled: Practices of Urban Inclusion.
The report describes the activities involved in running Practices of Urban Inclusion for the first time.. The course represents the experimental phase of DESINC LIVE and has been designed around a blended learning approach, combining online educational opportunities with place-based methods. Between May and October 2021, online lectures and seminars, local meetings, independent activities, and two live workshops have been designed and implemented to stimulate new ways of thinking about the nexus between migration and urban contexts among a community of 29 learners selected by the institutions involved in the project.
The course has numerous innovative aspects: the use of different teaching methods other than traditional lecturing; the disruption, or at least the levelling, of the academic hierarchy in favour of a more horizontal learning process; the interdisciplinarity of the community of learners and teachers; the importance given to self-reflexivity and individual positioning in the process; and the openness to different experts and knowledge producers (e.g. practitioners, activists, artists, and inhabitants).
DESINC LIVE is now entering its final stage, where the project partners will assess the validity and feasibility of the course in light of a potential replication and consolidation as an education proposal within and outside academia.
This report describes the core components of the course: its overall structure and learning aims; its blended nature; its two live workshops; and the outputs resulting from it. The goal is to highlight the complexity, richness, and innovative character of the proposal.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: This report was produced by Politecnico di Milano with input from all the institutions that are part of the project: DESINC LIVE. -- ISBN: 9781907675447
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban space; urbanisation; cities; inclusion; migration
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Chiara Repetto
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2023 14:04


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