An Urban and Architectural Investigation on the Commons

In the well known design of Paola Viganò for a wide range of urban sites, the figure of common space always plays an important role. This role can be purely strategic, as a way of immediately at the start of development is reserved and preserved for public use, until very precise design intervention in existing area’s or being part of larger development. The precise quality of these spaces is astonishing. Paola Viganò will extensively discuss her experiences in urban design, explain how she, through her work, understands the value of common places, both as a design figure as well as a collective project.

Paolo Viganò is urban designer, principal of the Milan based Studio Paola Viganò, and professor of Urban Design at École Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and at the Università Iuav di Venezia.