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Focus on the workshop in Turin

Mobilities of the future with Unesco’s Creative Design Cities 

par Sonia Hedhibi

Participants of the workshop in Turin © Cité du design

The City of Turin and the Cité du design organised an international workshop as part of the Mobilities of the Future project with the Unesco Creative Design Cities network, which includes Kortrijk, Detroit, Geelong, Graz, Puebla, Saint-Etienne and Turin. 

The workshop and related exhibition took place at the Valentino Castle, home to the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino, a partner in the initiative. These 2021 events took place in Turin on 16 and 17 September 2021 during the Turin Design Week and the European Mobility Week 2021.      

This workshop was part of one of the stages of the international project on the mobilities of the future with the Unesco Creative Design Cities, coordinated by the Cité du design and focused on mobility. 

The city of Turin presented the Torino Mobility Lab project, co-funded by the Ministry of Ecological Transition with the "National Programme for Sustainable Development", which took the San Salvario district as a testing ground. The project, which began in 2017, will end in 2023. It is a pilot project, designed and developed by a mission unit of the city of Turin composed of technicians and experts from Mobility and the ITER Sustainable City Lab, with the collaboration of the European Commission City Lab, the Politecnico di Milano and the Business Association coordinated by the Local Development Agency of Turin. The aim is to experiment, on a neighbourhood scale, a process of urban transformation towards a model of active and shared mobility, promoting alternative models of movement in the city. 

During the workshop, several themes were discussed between the participants coming from Turin, Saint-Etienne and Kortrijk, both in the form of analysis and proposals for the implementation of the Torino Mobility Lab project, and to enrich the common project at different scales: human, object and city. 

Following this workshop, another workshop was proposed and led by Laetitia Wolff and Camille Chatelaine on the issue of parking and the implementation of park(ing) day in each of the respective cities. The "Around Autofiction" exhibition will be enriched by the scenarios collected during these workshops and the results will be exhibited during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2022

par Sonia Hedhibi

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