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Heritage

The Master offers three concentrations: habitat, heritage and territory; in all of them the technology plays the role of a cross axis. Heritage pays attention to the memory and the cultural value of the architecture understood as an active land of proposal, on a specific technical support.

Cultural heritage includes cultural and social perception of the space as an intangible value that we can identify from the analysis of the management of the site resources and the social structures that supports it. Community collaboration becomes the methodology that allows us to explore this anthropological dimension of urbanism and architecture.

The studio goes through the first semester implementing community collaboration with local agents. Confronting the social reality that involves a project becomes one of the main challenges to acquire in order to ensure the balance of the human ecosystem that involves any intervention. From the participated search-action and the learning-service, collaborative frameworks are activated allowing the development of the following objectives: put into practice and manage processes of diagnosis, where the student co-designs and plans the most suitable structure relative to the work context; learn to energize and manage sessions with numerous groups of people; know precedents in the history of architecture that have explored the role of the user in forms of co-design; discuss the role of the architect from the participation viewpoint;  activate learning processes with the same agents in order to build common frameworks of knowledge; suggest solutions that go beyond the classroom and beyond the project, encouraging the transfer to administrations or organized entities that collaborate with their experience; encourage the student projects to have a binding nature which is manifested with consistency, rigor and feasibility.

The concentration is organized in the following consecutives stages accompanying the project:

  1. Introduction to the community project
  2. Design of the collaborative process and precedents
  3. Tools of implementation of co-design
  4. Management of the diagnosis sessions with involved agents
  5. Return and transfer of results