The lessons of the course will be referred to emerging themes of the project and are collected in different teaching materials presenting a background cultural picture of the city's project. These materials will be provided via digital tools. Students will be given assistance both for the interpretation of teaching materials in relation to the topic, and for the deepening of the bibliography.
During the block, some conceptual elements are identified that use, through the support of different bibliographic materials, to address the relevant issues of urban life, such as the concept of identity, public space, centrality, on-board, the city as a theme park, of the relationship with history, of the relationship between nature and artifice, between city and countryside, between mobility and public space. The understanding of the concepts will be made possible by the application to the local context, in particular to the spatial domains that are also the areas of application of the concepts.
The educational activities are focused in particular on the territory of the city of Olbia, the propulsive center of the territory of north-eastern Sardinia, a "airport" city focused on the exchange for important organizations related to maritime and air transport, to the settlement transformations generated by coastal tourism development. The course intends to face a reflection on the urban future in the industrial area of Olbia. This area is full of plans that are beyond the dynamics of the city, even if it is located in areas of proximity and great landscape value. Moreover, the air in question is affected by problems related to the hydrogeological crisis, by difficulties in interfacing the urban dimension, the infrastructural dimension and the environmental dimension, as well as by an advanced process of privatization of the coastal strip and, in this sense, of the public space.
As illustrated in the lectures and in the workshop, the project requires specific attention to the consistency with the expectations and aspirations of local companies, and to the recognition of the importance of the project as a cooperative action, which unfolds both through the exploration of aspirations of the inhabitants, both through their involvement; this requires that the project be built not in a resolutive way, but as a process that opens up different possibilities.