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Politecnico di Milano. Workshop "Territorial Fragilities in Cyprus: Planning, and Preservation Strategies"



Politecnico di Milano. Workshop

In the week from 5th to 10th of September the workshop “Territorial Fragilities in Cyprus: Planning, and Preservation Strategies” was held in Nicosia. The workshop is a joint teaching activity of the PhDs in Urban Planning, Design, and Policy and in Conservation of Architectural Heritage of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano within the framework of the activities of the Department of Excellence 2018-2022 “Territorial fragility”.

18 PhD students and 9 professors participate to the workshop with the aim to investigate the multiple fragilities and potentials of Nicosia, in particular in the urban area within the Venetian walls, due to its status of “divided city”, exploring spatial scenarios and models of intervention to cope with urban division and facilitate projects shared by the two communities.

The activities, which began in February 2021 with a cycle of lectures held by international experts and continued in Milan with a continuous research work by the doctoral students, culminated in the intensive week of field work in Nicosia which has allowed, thanks also to the constant and effective collaboration of local scholars and professionals, to test in the urban reality the intervention strategies previously developed.

During the week of activity in Cyprus, professors and doctoral students were received at the Residence of the Italian Embassy in Nicosia together with Agni Petridou (Nicosia Municipality Master Plan), Marina Christodoulidou (curator of the Cypriot Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021) and Nasso Chrysochou (Fredrick University Cyprus).

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