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Let’s imagine Florence in 2035: it has become a global model for a low consumption, high prosperity and high quality life based on renewable resources - it is a city of ideas for the future. Where does this journey start?
An international group of students and design professors will develop a vision for a sustainable Florence in 2035 and propose ideas for small scale interventions that can be done today that will move us closer to that future vision.

The workshop will kick off with a public forum on September 17 that will begin to examine the main issues facing Florence from the point of view of sustainability and how the Eco-Acupuncture approach can help bring about urban transformation. Student design teams will work on site at points of intervention throughout the city over the next two weeks. They will present their preliminary ideas in a public conference on October 1.

A collaborative project with New York University Florence, the University of Melbourne, the University of Delft, the University of Florence and the City of Florence.

 
 
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Program
 

October 1
PALAZZO STROZZI
Sala Altana

9:00-9:15am Welcome and "Scene Setting"
Chris Ryan
and Michael Trudgeon, Victorian Eco-Innovation lab, University of Melbourne

9:15-11:00am Rapid presentations of 4 ´sites´ with comments from panel including Dario Nardella, Vice Mayor of Florence

11:00-12:00pm Detailed presentation of "Mercato/San Lorenzo" proposals

12:00-1:00 Detailed presentation of "Ghost Buildings" proposals (Part One)

1:00-2:00 Lunch (independently, in town)

2:00-2:30 Detailed presentation of "Ghost Buildings" proposals (Part Two)

2:30-4:00 Detailed presentation of "Tram Line" proposals

4:00-4:30 Break

4:30-6:00 Detailed presentation of "Lungarno/Villa La Pietra" proposals

6:00 Concluding remarks

September 17
PALAGIO DI PARTE GUELFA

Piazza di Parte Guelfa 0, Florence

9:00-9:05am Welcome
Ellyn Toscano
, Executive Director, New York University Florence

9:05-9:30am Introduction to the Project and the Eco-Acupuncture Program
Chris Ryan, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne

9:30-10:00 Past Approaches to the Transformation of Florence
Davide Lombardo, New York University Florence

10:00-11:30 Projects: Thinking about the City
University of Florence Doctoral Students: Francesco Armato, Claudia Massaccesi, Alina Abdullina, Maria Grazia Giardinelli, Luigi Vessella, Matilde Montalti

10:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:30pm Eco Acupuncture: A Dutch Perspective
Andy van den Dobbelsteen and Craig Martin, Delft University of Technology

12:30-1:00 Main Issues Facing Florence
Dario Nardella, Vice Mayor of Florence

1:00-2:00 Lunch (independently, in town)

2:00-2:30 Multilevel Design – Small Changes With Big Impact
Peter Joore, Open Innovation NHL University, Delft University of Technology

2:30-3:00 Summary of the Living Greene Project
Sietze Meijer, Delft University of Technology

PALAZZO GIOVANE
Vicolo di Santa Maria maggiore 1

7:00-8:00 p.m. Eco Acupuncture: The Urgent Need for Urban Transformation
Chris Ryan, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne

8:00 Reception

 

September 18 (students only)
NYU FLORENCE - Villa Sassetti and Villa La Pietra

9:00-9:05am Intriduction
Silvia Catitti, New York University Florence

9:00-10:45am (Cipressi) Reading Florence through Maps
Grazia Gobbi Sica, New York University Florence

Florence and Venice. A Tale of Two Cities and Shaping the Modern Imaginary: Performative Strategies for Revisioning Modernity
David Turnbull, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne

10:45-11:15 (Bolognese) Culture and Sustainability. Nature/Culture: Two Tuscan Examples of Semantic ‘Slippage
Margherita Ciacci, New York University Florence

Walk to Villa La Pietra

11:30-12:30pm (Le Vedute) Futurism and Sustainability
Richard Ingersoll, NYU Florence

12:30-1:30 Lunch at VLP

1:30-3:30 Tours of Villa La Pietra
Grazia Gobbi Sica, New York University Florence
Nicholas Dakin-Elliot, Horticultural Curator, Villa La Pietra

3:30-4:00 Commute to city center

4:00-6:00 Introductory City Walking Tours

6.00-7.30 Student Design Teams Meet

 

September 19 (students only)
PALAZZO VECCHIO - Sala Incontri

10:00-10:30am The City through the Photographer’s Lens - Florence: A Visual User’s Manual
Massimo Agus, Alessandra Capodacqua, Giuseppe Toscano, New York University Florence and Studio Marangoni Foundation

10:30-11:15 Conversation with a Representative from the City Council

11:15-11:45 Sustainable Tourism and Understanding the Tourism Experience
Marina Grego, Independent Tourism Designer and Tour Guide

11:45-12:00pm Questions and Discussion

12.00- 1.00 Lunch (independently, in town)

 
 
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The Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Delft University of Technology
Universita' degli Studi di Firenze
Comune di Firenze
Plus Hostels Florence
 
 
 
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