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The MeLa editorial activity promotes the widespread use of the advancement of knowledge produced by the Project. Special policies have been agreed by the Consortium Partners in order to guarantee a high open access level to all Project products, and in particular to make publications readable and downloadable.
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  • Museum Multiplicities: Field Actions and Research by Design

    Basso Peressut, Luca, Cristina F. Colombo, and Gennaro Postiglione, eds. 2014. Museum Multiplicities: Field Actions and Research by Design. Milan: Politecnico di Milano.

    Museum Multiplicities: Field Actions and Research by Design collects experimental works led by several research teams involved in the MeLa Project—gathered in the first section of the volume, titled “actions”—as well as scholars and students in Architecture attending the Politecnico di Milano—organised in a section called “Research by design”— all of whom share the common purpose of challenging the traditional idea of exhibition and introduce participative practices able to promote a better cultural integration and dialogue. The theme running throughout the essays presented in the book relates to finding applicative strategies and promoting practices which enhance the awareness of a collective identity of people living in Europe—whether they be part of communities historically rooted in a certain territory or groups of recent immigrants—and the understanding of differences. The adoption of a transcultural perspective, however, may be the key for a further enrichment of the material and immaterial heritage of the continent, as well as a more effective conservation and enhancement of this patrimony, and a real social integration.
    With contributions by: Rachele Albini, Jamie Allen, Jakob Bak, Chiara Baravalle, Luca Basso Peressut, Giuseppe Biscottini, Rita Capurro, Dario Cieol, Anna Chiara Cimoli, Sara Chiesa, Cristina F. Colombo, David Gauthier, Giulia Grechi, Eleonora Lupo, Elisa Mansutti, Elena Montanari, Gennaro Postiglione, Alessandro Raffa, Davide Spallazzo, Raffaella Trocchianesi, Christopher Whitehead.

    Museum Multiplicities: Field Actions and Research by Design Luca Basso Peressut, Cristina F. Colombo, Gennaro Postiglione - Books - October 2014 Fd05 Document more