On 9th October 2017, the international conference Suspended Living in Temporary Space was held at the headquarters of the Architecture School of the Polytechnic of Turin.

Some scholars, architects but not only, have found themselves reflecting on the role of the architect and architecture within the almost apocalyptic scenario of the great migratory waves following disasters and emergencies, with specific attention to the context of the Mediterranean area. In this scenario, there are those who flee alone and with the whole family, people who leave a promising profession and others who leave almost nothing; unaccompanied minors and adults. For everyone, we must, first and foremost, guarantee the fundamental right of a refuge.

It is easy to see how many studies, idea competitions, experimental projects carried out by architects to tackle this problem, but if we refer to common practice, then we must recognize that the role of architecture as a discipline has been decidedly secondary.

The contributions collected here testify to this double track, where the most innovative experiments haven’t often interfered with the reality of the facts. The origin of the participants at this conference, Turkey, Spain, Tunisia and Italy, also underlined how the problem of housing emergency is particularly felt and debated in these countries also within the universities.


editors Marco Vaudetti, Valeria Minucciani, Simona Canepa, Nilufer Saglar Onay
Suspended Living in Temporary Space
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isbn 9788862422529
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number 5
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Marco Vaudetti, architect, full professor in interior and exhibit design at Department of Architecture and Design Politecnico di Torino. Currently he teaches the course “Interior Architecture and Exhibit” at Master of Science in Architecture Construction City and the cou...

Marco Vaudetti, architect, full professor in interior and exhibit design at Department of Architecture and Design Politecnico di Torino. Currently he teaches the course “Interior Architecture and Exhibit” at Master of Science in Architecture Construction City and the course “Exhibit Design” at Design and visual communication Degree. He’s coordinator of 1st level Master in Interior, Exhibit & Retail Design of Politecnico di Torino since 2014. Member of the College of Teachers of PhD in interior design and exhibit of the Polythecnic of Milan. Since April 2014 he’s scientific director of the memorandum of understanding between the Regional Superintendency of the penitentiary for Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, the Department of Architecture and Design at the Politecnico di Torino and the Department of Law, University of Turin, for activities of study, research and training, aimed at improving the overall state of the architectural structures of Italian prisons and, in particular, that of the prisons in Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. From 2012 he is scientific coordinator of Atelier of Architecture “ARC ATELIER” dedicated to proposals for measures to improve the quality of the interior spaces of the Prison Lorusso e Cutugno of Turin for studies and research on architectural issues prison. Coordinator of National research program PRIN 2008 project title “Intervention in archaeological areas for activities related to musealization and cultural communication” (March 2010 – December 2012) Coordinator of Research group “Exhibit guidelines for district 1-3-4 Ecomuseum and Information Center for young people of Turin city”.

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Valeria Minucciani architect, is Assistant Professor in Interior architecture at Polytechnic of Turin. In 1994-2004 she has been member of the “Liturgical Diocesan Commission” of Turin (“Art and Cultural Heritage”). Among her research interests, she main...

Valeria Minucciani architect, is Assistant Professor in Interior architecture at Polytechnic of Turin. In 1994-2004 she has been member of the “Liturgical Diocesan Commission” of Turin (“Art and Cultural Heritage”). Among her research interests, she mainly deals with the museography and enhancement of cultural, architectural, archaeological and religious heritage; she also deals with the role of news communication technologies in fruition of cultural heritage; with interior architectures and adaptive reuse; with accessibility. She published several essays on these issues, and in particular Pensare il museo (2012), The Archaeological musealization (2012), Religion and Museums (2013), Geomatics and virtual tourism (2013), The architectural space of choral music (2013), Piccoli segni architettonici sul territorio (2016), The territory and the small museums. The case of Piemonte (2017). She’s independent expert for European Commission.

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Simona Canepa, architect, Researcher in Interiors and Exhibit at Politecnico di Torino Department of Architecture and Design since January 2016. Vice-coordinator of 1 st level Master in Interior, Exhibit & Retail Design of Politecnico di Torino ed. 2017-18. Assistant professor o...

Simona Canepa, architect, Researcher in Interiors and Exhibit at Politecnico di Torino Department of Architecture and Design since January 2016. Vice-coordinator of 1 st level Master in Interior, Exhibit & Retail Design of Politecnico di Torino ed. 2017-18. Assistant professor of the course “Interior Architecture and Exhibit” at Master of Science in Architecture. Construction City since 2011 and at 1 st level Master in Interior, Exhibit & Retail Design of Politecnico di Torino, Atelier of Living Interiors since 2014. Research fellow in Interiors and Exhibit, project title “Searches and proposals in ecomuseum field” (February 2006-November 2011), and “Musealisation, interiors, retail” (December 2011–May 2014). Coordinator of research group for the project “Wine Plaza: Turin ex Borsa Valori Refurbishment” in 2017. Coordinator of research group for “The new exhibit on International Bookfair Turin 2017” (November 2016–February 2017). Member of National research program PRIN 2008 project title “Intervention in archaeological areas for activities related to musealization and cultural communication” (March 2010–December 2012).

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Nilufer Saglar Onay is ssociate professor at ITU Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, where she received her B.Sc. (1999), M.Sc. (2001), and PhD (2010). She has been a visiting scholar at SUPSI, Switzerland in 2008, University of Florence in 2010-2011, Polytechnic University...

Nilufer Saglar Onay is ssociate professor at ITU Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, where she received her B.Sc. (1999), M.Sc. (2001), and PhD (2010). She has been a visiting scholar at SUPSI, Switzerland in 2008, University of Florence in 2010-2011, Polytechnic University of Milan in 2015 and Polytechnic University of Turin from 2015 until present. She has contributed to several architectural projects and restoration projects in Istanbul. She has numerous national and international publications including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and books. Among her recently published books, there are MILANISTANBUL_Transforming Living Spaces, 2016 (with Emilio Lonardo and others) and Analysing Spatial Potentials of Historic Buildings, 2017. She is the director of the Research Project “A User-Centered Model Research Towards a Flexible Interior Spatial Design for Mass Housing Units”. Her main research areas are public interior spaces, spatial evaluation models, residential architecture and adaptive re-use. Speaks Turkish, English and Italian.

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