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The text explores the role of design in encouraging forms, tools and processes to innovate the space of cities proximal to people. In the perspective of contemporary challenges oriented to a sustainable development, the issue of open space of the city undertakes a strategic importance in determining ways of use, collective behavior, and well being.

The design, through its ability to act on a dimensional scale of small and close, of habitable and lovable space, contributes to innovate things and environments, services and interfaces, producing a proximal city as a group of shared experiences for the communities that inhabit it.

Through experimental actions, participatory processes, it is possible to imagine different fates, unpredictable and flexible, exposed to relationship, to slowness, and to narration.




01/ Interior design and public space
The urban interiors
1.2 Contemporary urban interiors and design: directions from the contemporary debate
1.3 Open challenges for the next cities

02/ Contemporary Perspectives: an overview of Project-Actions
The question of the scale
2.2 Implementing comfort and welcome
2.3 Designing interactive spaces through ludic approaches
2.4 Towards slow cities. Designing for making people walk

03/ The design of relationships and interactions
Space and sociality
3.2 The design of significant spaces and places for transitory communities

04/ The design of the ephemeral spaces
Design as a collective act
4.2 The ephemeral between ethics and aestethics
4.3 The ephemeral as a tool for innovation
4.4 Set design and narratives. Light design for new urban narratives

05/ The design of accessible places and neighbourhoods
Design between urban regeneration and suburbs
5.2 Designing forgotten places: re-adressing spaces
5.3 The design of proximal places

06/The role of design research between mediation and project activation
When design enhances the identity of the place and shares transformative narratives
6.2 When design listens to places and makes opportunities visible
6.3 When design develops shared solutions and activates experiments that drive change


Titolo: Practices and design innovations for the proximal urban interiors

Autore/Autori: Agnese Rebaglio

Editore: Maggioli Spa

Anno di pubblicazione: 04/2022

Numero di pagine: 108

Collana: Politecnica

Serie: E-book

Tematica: Design

Lingua: Inglese

Codice ISBN: 91655813

Codice EAN: 9788891655813

Agnese Rebaglio

Designer, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano. With the research team DHOC - Design for Hospitable Cities, she develops design research on innovative processes and forms for hospitable places, with a particular focus on designing the enhancement and the transformation of urban places towards a sustainable development; on designing interiors’ settings for hybrid and experimental spaces and services; on designing processes and strategies to protect marginal situations for social innovation. Promoter, for the PoliMI’s Interior Design Course, of GIDE (Group for International Design Education), a network of European design schools. Director of the specializing Master “Design for Public Spaces” provided by - Politecnico di Milano.

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