Transdisciplinary Talks
on Boundaries
Towards a new lexicon

RESEARCH SEMINAR
• DAStU | Politecnico di Milano
• Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli 

Viale Pasubio 5, Milano (Italy)

On the 11 and 12 of October 2018 it took place the research Seminar “Transdisciplinary talks on boundaries. Towards a new lexicon”.
The seminar affirmed the need to apply transdisciplinary methods in the study of boundaries. Though this can be done in various ways, the construction of a transdisciplinary lexicon is key to facilitate a mutual understanding between researchers with different scientific backgrounds, as well as between researchers and policy makers. Furthermore, a renewed lexicon can mitigate the risk of simplifying boundaries either as purely material or social entities. Accordingly, there are reasons to expand the scope of transdisciplinary methods and languages beyond the study of international borders so as to encompass boundaries of any kind through the commonality and variability of their manifestations. Young researchers from a wide range of disciplines proposed the entries for the lexicon in the form of position papers intended for open discussion. The idea of the seminar stemed from the thematic group “Pushing the Borders” that first gathered at Feltrinelli Camp, a two-day workshop in urban studies for researchers and practitioners from all over Europe (Milan, 16/17 February 2018).

PARTICIPANTS
:
• Chiara Brambilla
(Università degli Studi di Bergamo / Università IULM di Milano)
• Alice Buoli (Politecnico di Milano)
• Gianluca De Sanctis (Università degli Studi della Tuscia)
• Laura Di Fiore (Università di Napoli Federico II)
• Andrea Felicetti (KU Leuven)
• Rossella Ferorelli (SMALL)
• Alessandro Frigerio (Politecnico di Milano)
• Luca Gaeta (Politecnico di Milano)
• Cristina Mattiucci (Università di Trento)
• Paolo Patelli (Design Academy Eindhoven)
• Luca Pirisi (ProPositivo)
• Micol Rispoli (Università di Napoli Federico II)
• Giulia Scotto (University of Basel)

PROGRAMME:

→ Thursday, 11 October
10:00 am ‒ opening
10:15 ‒ first round of presentations
12:15 ‒ open discussion
1:30 pm ‒ lunch
3:00 ‒ second round of presentations
5:00 ‒ open discussion

→ Friday, 12 October
9:00 am ‒ third round of presentations
11:00 ‒ open discussion
12:15 ‒ conclusive roundtable

The sessions will be moderated by: Agostino Petrillo (Politencnico di Milano), Camilla Perrone (Università degli Studi di Firenze) and Luca Gaeta(Politecnico di Milano).

The seminar is coordinated by Luca Gaeta together with Alice Buoli and is supported by the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano.

The event is part of the programme Stagione Capitale 2018/2019 “Rethinking Capitalism by Fondazione Feltrinelli.