The Design Workshop (BUDDcamp) is a three-day design exercise in which students are exposed to the challenges of a specific location, allowing them to test theoretical notions throughout the course.
The Design Workshop (BUDDcamp) is a week-long design exercise in which students are exposed to social-spatial challenges in a particular place. After an introduction to the case through lectures and seminars, the students undertake a 3-day intensive field exploration of the place, exploring the impact of urban design on issues of equality, inclusion and social integration. This provides students with the opportunity to further develop on-the-ground skills and becomes a preamble to the overseas fieldtrip.
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Urban mobility: surveillance spaces and spaces of belonging
Volume 11 June 2019
Conditional hospitality, humanitarian paradigms and the ‘possible
Volume 10 June 2018
The BUDDcamp is a 3-day full immersion into the complex and contested reality of hospitality and asylum policy, politics and practice in Brescia, Italy.
Dwelling Practices in the City
Seeing the city anew: Designing for refugee integration
This years BUDDcamp explored the work of the SPRAR programme, led by the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Zavidovici in Brescia. The programme works with refugees, assisting them to achieve progressive autonomy, as they integrate and adapt to a new city. Students explored how the city’s design and urban planning processes can help to hinder or facilitate integration. Student’s present their findings, offering a personal journey towards understanding their role as an urban practitioner in designing for social-spatial justice.
This publication presents and discusses the results of a short design research workshop developed in close collaboration with the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Zavidovici in Brescia (IT). BUDD students explored and critically engage with everyday contested urban realities in four sites of Brescia to design inclusive design strategies guided by the memos of Calvino's 'American Lectures': Multiplicity, Lightness, Quickness, and Visibility.
THINKINGDOINGBRESCIA: Six Memos to Interpret the City
Investigating specific urban sites through psycho-geographical mapping and interviews towards strategic interventions as catalysts for alternative urban regeneration and the promotion of good neighbourhood practices such as inclusive social enterprise.
Brescia: The city of Euphemia III
Investigations through psycho-geographical mapping and participatory design as catalysts for the promotion of good neighbourhood practices including Roma settlements, refugee shelters and inclusive social enterprise.