DxCM/1 Design for city making, in Barcelona
DxCM/1 has been the first phase of the Design for City Making Programme at Elisava. November 2017 to October 2018.
A discussion on the topic was opened to allow teachers and researchers, to coordinate the existing knowledge and background on the city making field, to create synergies for potential future projects. During this period, a group of 8 projects has been identified, discussed and developed. At the end of this first phase an exhibition has been realized. Its main goals have been to make visible and discussable the variety of contributions in terms of tools, methodologies and outcomes, that a design school such as Elisava can give to city making processes. The exhibition was also the venue for several events, workshops and meetings to promote the links with several city stakeholders.
DxCM/2 Connecting Diversities, in Ciutat Vella
DxCM/2 is the second step of the Design for City Making Programme at Elisava. November 2018 until October 2019.
In this second phase, the programme general theme has been redefined, and a more focused one has been proposed, indicating the Ciutat Vella as preferred action field and assuming the goal of “connecting diversities” as common goal. This last point implied to extend the notion of “resident” from the traditional, long-term ones, to tourists (transients residents), migrants (recent residents), local craftsmen (productive residents) and the same students and teachers. In this conceptual and operative framework several projects have been developed and, in parallel to them, a series of events, named The city of inter-actions, has been organised.
DxCM/3 Super Block scenario
DxCM/3 will be the third step of the Design for City Making Program at Elisava. October 2019 until November 2020.
It will explore the nature and the potentialities of the Super Block Scenario (SBS): a dense urban environment, endowed with a certain degree of autonomy. A space where competent and collaborative networks can emerge and thrive, offering residents a good quality of life while regenerating the ecosystems on which their same lives are based. The projects will be based on providing services, equipment, products or communication platforms that help consolidate the identity, interaction and common goals of these urban communities. In the framework of DxCM/3 a set of projects and public events, referring to this SBS, will be defined.