Al congresso Aesop di Rio de Janeiro il prof. Marco Cremaschi ha vinto il premio AESOP Excellence in Teaching Award 2016 per il corso Practical Plans: global migrants and local development in Lampedusa svolto presso Urban School, Sciences Po, Paris, con la seguente motivazione

According to the Award Committee “This course brought together planners, architects and sociologists to deliver a learning experience which aimed to explore the potential for collective action in the face of complex contemporary planning challenges. A theoretical component delivered by a group of teachers from different disciplinary backgrounds constituted the first part of the course. This was then followed-up with a workshop on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa – a place that has lived with the local impacts of major geopolitical change for decades notably the international migration of those fleeing conflict, or the harsh living conditions cause by uneven global development. The Jury felt that the module engaged its learners well with a clear contemporary example of a ‘wicked problem’ – the present refugee crisis in Europe, which is complex, multi-scalar, the result of interrelated dynamics, and defies the ‘traditional’ models of ‘expert-led’ definition and resolution. Guided by principles of “‘investigation”, “immersion”, “interaction” and “imagination” the module sought to introduce students to a reality where planners are often called upon to work at the interface of many different kinds of knowledge and disciplinary spheres drawing from an eclectic range of theoretical perspectives, methods, and professional traditions. This was well- captured by the notion of “Practical Plans” which look beyond the technical and political models of planning to see how collective action can address exceptional problems such as the refugee crisis in a context where both the state and market are weak. The subject addressed by the course was described as “alarmingly relevant” by one Committee Member and overall this application was the most highly scored overall.”

  • Premio AESOP al prof. Marco Cremaschi
  • 27.07.2016