Following the previous seminars and workshops (hold in Nantes 2013 and 2015) based on the relationship between Mobile and Ambiances, i.e. the impacts of mobile tools on urban design, the Mobiance 3 will be hold in Milan PoliMi and it will be open to an international audience.
In the 2017 edition, the aim of the Mobiance 3 seminar and workshop will be to study the relationship between the sharing society paradigm, new mobile technologies and how these are changing the way we interact and design cities. The event is, in fact, intended as an opportunity for exploring novel ideas and for envisioning future urban scenarios for the facilitation and development of the sharing society in cities. Addressed questions will be the following: How will the sharing society and economy approaches transform urban ambiances? Which new forms of interaction and communication will be produced in urban space? Will this modality lead to an augmented city experience? What are the impacts on urban daily practices and on urban design production? What technical and political issues arise from the multiplication of data sharing and people feedback and interactions on urban issues?
The seminar will introduce the main topics on the future trends of the materialization and digitalization of the sharing society paradigm in urban space; afterwards, during the intensive collaborative workshop, participants will explore these topics and are asked to envision and depict future urban and social scenarios. To push the exploration beyond the current technical limits, participants will be encouraged to take into account multi-sensory interaction (light, sound, haptics, vibration, odor, and so on), a multi-disciplinary approach and sharing modalities and no technical limitations. Researchers and professionals together with students will collaborate to identify scenarios and will be asked to produce a report describing the outcomes of the four days of work. Outcomes will be collected in a collaborative publication to be presented at the international conference organized by the Ambiance Network. Moreover, a jury with external experts will evaluate the outcomes and establish a winning project.
Scientific Committee and Organization
Barbara E.A. Piga, Labsimurb, Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana ‘Fausto Curti’, Politecnico di Milano_DAStU, Italy
Eugenio Morello, Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana ‘Fausto Curti’, Politecnico di Milano_DAStU, Italy
Rossella Salerno, Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana ‘Fausto Curti’, Politecnico di Milano_DAStU, Italy
Arnold, Benjamin Student in Engineering Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Interested in cities’ development projects for a while, I chose the specialty “UrbaniSTIC”, one of the cursus proposed by Centrale Nantes, in which we learn urbanism and geomatics. This few months studying the city were very interesting, then I chose to work on urban morphology for my semester project. We saw the importance of the questions of interaction and communication in the city, as well as the influence of new technologies in the development of cities. That workshop will be the opportunity to work about that issue. That is why I want to participate to the Mobiance workshop. Ecole Centrale de Nantes organized a workshop in collaboration with ENSA Nantes and Audencia Business School named CityLab. I couldn’t participate at the first two days of this workshop, but the third and final day, I saw what the students had achieved. I was really interested in their project and what they had done, so I was disappointed not to work on one of these. The Mobiance workshop will allow me to discover that type of work, where everybody uses their skills from different fields on a common project. Moreover, working with Italian students, particularly from PoliMi, will be an unique experience, and I will learn a lot from it.
Ascari, Jacopo Student in Urban Planning Politecnico di Milano, Italy
I’ve always found extremely exciting trying to understand how the inhabitants of a place sees their hometown. This led me, since I was very young, to develop a real passion for urban sketching and drawing. I adore the perceptive side of urban design and authors like Lynch and Cullen really inspired me. Still today, in a world full of representation possibilities, a Scott-like urban block analyses inspires me and, even if the aithor’s hand is prominent, it appears perfectly readable, even by non-skilled people. I’m sure that Mobiance workshop will give me new opportunities to look at different ways to look at the city, to represent it, to simulate it and to learn from it.I’m exciting to take this chance!
Can Kurtaran, Izim Student in Architecture Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Regarding my educational background and specialization, I am very interested in the concept of sharing cities in relation with the perception of changing technologies. Trying to understand the transformation, finding solutions for the future, and perceiving the socio-economical outcomes as well as the political results is enthusing for me. Thus, I believe the Mobiance workshop will be very beneficial, in order to comprehend above-mentioned subjects with the series of seminars and the international collaboration.
Chatzaki, Ioulieta Student in Architecture Politecnico di Milano, Italy
I have always been passionate about Technology and how it can affect and transform the world as it develops. Furthermore, what fascinates me the most is how Technology in combination with architecture can transform thoughts to spaces, spaces to buildings, buildings to cities and end up in a revolution of renovative future. I am quite eager to participate this workshop since it is hopefully going to give me this opportunity to engage myself with the responsibility to contribute to this vibrant transformation of ambiances and urban environments by utilising and learning essential tools and techniques that can benefit me for my future in this field. Therefore, I am thankful for this opportunity for it is one of the most renovative topics to encounter as an architect.
Faurie, Marieke Student in Marketing, Design and Creation AUDENCIA, Nantes, France
Being very curious I always liked to improve my knowledge on one subject. Moreover, as an architect, it was really important for me to questioning myself about the city of tomorrow. And now that I'm doing a Master in marketing, design and creation, in addition to my knowledge about the urban territory, I wanted to deepen the one acquired today and the workshop Mobiance is the perfect place to put into practice these.
Fouin, Yasmine Student in Marketing, Design and Creation AUDENCIA, Nantes, France
I am happy to attend the Mobiance workshop because it is about working on a meaningful project with people coming from different backgrounds, and mixing our skills to come up with innovative ideas. It is a great opportunity to think over how all the mobile tools that have become unavoidable can influence the city and its urban design. With this growing mobility, it has become decisive to take the city into account in the technological transformation taking place because we are now part of a sharing society, which has a direct impact on our environment, and which needs the environment to adapt better to these new uses, practices and trends. It is thrilling for me to be part of such a workshop, because we will try and build urban futures.
Ghizzo, Alvise Student in Marketing, Design and Creation AUDENCIA, Nantes, France
Mobiance seems to be a great project, given the possibility to work with architects, engineers and students from other fields. I look forward to meeting students from different schools and different cultures. Thinking about cities and how they are going to evolve in the future is a great project I want to be part of, especially since the workshop takes place in the great city of Milano.
Gonzalez, Morand Student in Engineering and Management Ecole Centrale de Nantes & AUDENCIA, Nantes, France
I currently am doing a double degree as a manager-engineer in Nantes (Audencia Business School and Ecole Centrale de Nantes) and I’ll terminate my studies in 2019. For now, I’m eager to take part in this Mobiance workshop. Indeed, I’m very fond of urbanism and feel concerned by all the problems that rose with the 21st century and that are stake nowadays; sand the solutions we may bring to solve them: that’s why I choose to specialize myself into urban planning and geomatics. I actually had the chance to work on a road construction field in Bogota, where I was able to witness those urban problems, and the answers the head engineer provided with the help of his team. I found this ground experience helpful and very enlightening, it clearly made me want to evolve in the town planning area.Besides, I’m a person that likes group working: I first experienced it during my first year in Audencia Business School, but also during the Alliance CityLab Workshop that took place in Nantes in November 2016, where I worked alongside manager students from Audencia and architecture students from ENSAN. This was my first workshop, and I keep a beautiful memory of it: during three days, each of us managed to make a contribution thanks to a particular skill relative to its formation. In the end, we produced a quality work and our “employer” (le Département Loire-Atlantique) was very grateful. Then, I feel very motivated about this Mobiance workshop in Milano, and I’m looking forward to taking part to it.
Hallier, Jonathan Student in Marketing, Design and Creation AUDENCIA, Nantes, France
Passionate about sharing economy and design, Mobiance Workshop seems to be the perfect event to attend. Very curious, I’m constantly looking for opportunities to work with multidisciplinary teams to enhance my managing and listening skills and develop my self-conﬁdence. I participated to the City Lab Alliance workshop this year and I’m glad to have the opportunity to participate to the Mobiance « Sharing Cities, Ambient Commons and Urban Futures ». As an innovative approach of ideas generation and problem solving, this experience could also give me clues and reﬂections for my thesis.
Hautcoeur, Matisse Student in Architecture ENSA Nantes, France
Hingant, Alexandra Student in Architecture ENSA Nantes, France
Mobiance workshop is first of all a great opportunity to mixed project approach as we have the opportunity to work with people from different disciplines, different architectural culture, different city culture. As a student, from year one, we’ve been mainly studying architectural design through volumes and scale, Mobiance is now an opportunity to complete this formation thinking about spaces qualities, through materials, sounds, lights. Manipulating several layers of ambiance. But also integrate changes we can’t ignore happening in terms of technologies and uses. Declining every steps between the realization and the original intention.
Kovacevic, Ivona Student in Urban Planning Politecnico di Milano, Italy
I am coming from small country, where the topic of sharing cities is still far away and no one is speaking about that. Personally, I was reading about this but I am not really sure exactly how it works. According to this, I applied and I am glad that I will be part of Mobiance 3 workshop. I would like to learn how to develop affordable and integrated smart city solutions. The thing that attract me the most is the fact that sharing cities working on citizen engagement and collaboration on local level and in that way creates a stronger connection between cities and citizens. From my point of view this is the most important aspect in planning, having a trust between themselves, because only in that way planners will work for public and community will be more satisfied. I am sure through this project I will learn how to achieve this goal, furthermore how to built smart city in realty.
Larroze-Jardiné, Charline Student in Architecture ENSA Nantes, France
The city of tomorrow not yet invented. This is the purpose of research of the sharing and smart city. How integrate new technologies for city building and design? How can contribute them for architecture and urban space? Now is the time to be seized to these issues for connectivity and this workshop mobiance 3 encourages us to do. I am passionate about work on these issues, both technical and sensitive. This is a quest for performance while remaining flexible and human-size. These workshops is an opportunity to give the best of oneself. Moreover, it is an opportunity to confront us with new questions, that we can be integrate in our design projects. On the other hand, the group work and interdisciplinary work is a way to progress. This kind of work shows us different way to design project and shows us different views of cities and urban spaces. Indeed, not the architect has the same expectations of the environment that the engineer or the commerce’s student. The challenges are different and they are a strength for a proposal. This allows us to learn from others and these exchanges of ideas will continue to teach us in our work long after the workshop’s end.
Mandziuk, Piotr Student in Architecture Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Technology is determining our everyday life aspects and has significant impact to our behavior. We can see that the technologies had made vital changes in Architecture, and it will continue. The point is, to be aware of this fact and be able to control it. We want to live in environment being friendly to us and providing opportunities to develop ourselves and improve our life conditions. We cannot be passive in this progressively evolving environment, we have to point the goals and lead the technologies to help us. This is the field which I am interested and want to broaden my mind, know how to use particular architectural tools to create new ambiences with friendly technologies applied in architecture and being in great harmony with us. One part of this field are mobile technologies thus this is the reason I participate in this workshop.
Marinkovic, Natalija Student in Urban Planning Politecnico di Milano, Italy
In order to broaden my horizons speaking about Architecture and Urban Planning, I was always interested how the progress of technology that is having a huge impact not just on human life, but also on space will manifest in the future. I was reading a lot about Sharing Cities and the interesting aspect that it is offering a framework for citizen engagement and collaboration, making a sharing society. I want to go in deep analysis how this sharing society is related with advanced technology and how urban space will be transformed. This opportunity to participate in Mobiance 3 workshop is a privilege that will be very relevant for knowledge and personal development, since participants are from different fields of study with different experiences. I am very glad that all these issues will be combined on one project in order to have a great output at the end.
Nedevska, Maria-Yoana Student in Architecture Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The main reason I would like to participate in the Mobiance 3 workshop is to acquire even wider knowledge and understanding of Architecture, how the city relates to it and what is the future of that relationship, regarding the new developing technologies. I believe that these studies will widen my horizons and architectural skills. Furthermore, I think that it is essential to be familiar with various perspectives, tools and techniques about designing the city and the architecture it comprises of. Architecture is not a one-sided subject, you should be able to understand also people’s minds and to try to combine technical and artistic skills in order to create a good and well-accepted from the society architecture. Architecture is about experience. The more you have seen in this world, the more you can develop in your architectural skills and points of view. I believe Mobiance workshop is a positive initiative that can help a lot the development of young and motivated people, so I think it is a great opportunity!
Ohata, Noriko Student in Architecture ENSA Nantes, France
After graduated from Japanese architecture school, I was working some years in Tokyo as an architect. So, first of all, I am so excited to work with the international team, as I will be able to see the difference of the way to discover the designing solution in Asia and Europe. When I was in japan, I was working on architectural design mainly, sometimes I had chances to think about urban design though. But I think DESIGN has no limit. Architectural designing, urban designing, product designing and so on. Every designing has relationship more or less. So we, architects, have much possibility, which can make the people’s life better through the designing. Our life-style can change so fast according to development of digital devices. But if we create big hard-design once, for example buildings, it’s not easy to adjust that to the quick changing of our life-style. In other words, the changing speed between hard-design and soft-design is different. So, I would like to discover the possibility of the design extending of architecture/urban design corresponding to our changing life.
Petri, Valentina Student in Urban Planning Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Working within the Urban Simulation Laboratory of the Politecnico of Milan, I was able to become aware of an aspect of urban planning that until the last year of the master I had not considered. This is the reason why I chose to develop my master thesis about Augmented Maquette, a mix of physical and tangible elements together with the digital world; find a workshop that would satisfy my desire to expand my knowledge in the field of simulations it was not easy. I was already aware of Mobiance previous edition since I was already involved in the Laboratory, and I found it interesting, because my interest is in new technologies with which we relate to the environment. Fortunately this year, I have the opportunity to participate to this project of co-working design, and develop new future scenarios on the urban environment.
Puech, Benjamin Student in Engineering Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Cities are a fascinating human creation, they are in perpetual evolution as a reflect of our society and technological advances. These technologies can allow people to share and exchange like never we did in History. Thinking about what their future might be, envisioning how digital advances will change cities passionate me. This workshop, with its muti-disciplinary approach, is a great way to shape all sorts of potential future applications. With both my civil engineering and urbanism formations, I am very curious and excited to participate in this workshop to explore the possibility allowed by technologies and new ways to shape the future of cities and design the urban space.All of this have to improve the city experience and the well-being of its inhabitants and I am enthusiastic to take part of this workshop.
Zhang, Jacques Student in Engineering Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
At the end of November 2016, I had the chance to participate to the Citylab, a similar workshop about Smart Cities. I really enjoyed the experience, because of the way everybody was working and making progress as a team, despite the very different points of view of each person: in fact, we were working with students from the fields of architecture and business. The Mobiance 3 is an opportunity to repeat that rewarding experiment.Of course, I am very interested in urbanism, and on a larger scale in sustainable development and environment, and It is very appreciable to be able to put into practice everything that we have studied in class, and learn more about it. Besides, since I’m living in Paris, I always felt like it is a dense, and noisy city. I feel like the ambiance of the city, which is the main topic of the workshop, could be improved, and I am very interested in thinking about what kind of solutions there are. Finally, the location of the workshop, obviously attracts me. I’ve never been to Milano, and since I almost surely am going to study there from September, it would be a first contact with the city, and its students, which would be very helpful.