The workshop intends to promote the ability to analyze the main models of transformation of the contemporary city, their underlying logics and their actors.
Expected learning outcomes
The workshop aims to develop the following skills:
Critical thinking skills: By the end of the workshop, students will display a sufficiently independent critical approach in selecting and interpreting the notions that are most relevant their area of study and to the broader socio-cultural context in which they operate
Communication skills: By the end of the workshop: - students will be able to effectively communicate the acquired knowledge and disseminate it to the general public; - student will have developed basic IT skills concerning knowledge preservation and transfer.
Learning skills: By the end of the workshop, students will have developed the learning skills required to continue their studies in keeping with their own research interests. In order to meet this objective, students will also develop relevant skills in the independent interpretation of sources and in the use of basic IT tool for bibliographic research.
The workshop investigates some of the main transformations of the contemporary city, their logics and their actors. In particular, the emergence of consumer systems compared to those, today marginal, of (non-cultural) production, through their spatial and landscape effects, is analyzed. The activity includes field-trips in urban areas (Milan, 1 day; Venice, 3 days).
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge required
Debate and discussion; field trips
- Ashworth Gregory A., Page Stephen J., Urban tourism research: Recent progress and current paradoxes, Tourism Management, 32, 2011, 1-15 - Edensor Tim, Industrial ruins. Spaces, Aesthetics and Materiality, Berg, 2005 - Gravari-Barbas Maria, Guinand Sandra, (dir.), Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises, Routledge, 2017 - Mordue Tom, New urban tourism and new urban citizenship: researching the creation and management of postmodern urban public space, International Journal of Tourism Cities, 3 (4), 2017, 399-405 - Petrillo Agostino, La periferia nuova. Disuguaglianza, spazi, città, Angeli, 2018 - Rubini Carlo, La grande Venezia nel secolo breve, Cierre, 2016, cap. 1
Assessment methods and Criteria
To pass the practical course, the student is required to actively take part in the practical classes (field trips) and write a satisfactory review.