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Open Call - BIP 2024 - Petites Folies School

Self-construction of micro architectures and landscape photographic narratives workshops in the Tanaro Valley, Ormea - Cuneo.

Politecnico, Department of Architecture and Design presents the new Petites Folies School, a Blended Intensive Programme by Erasmus+.
BIP 2024 “OB-SERVING THE LANDSCAPES is organized in partnership with Elisava - School of Design and Engineering (Barcelona), Strate - School of Design (Paris) and plug_in - Architecture and Multimedia Arts Laboratory (Genoa) in collaboration of Comune di Ormea.

The BIP “OB-SERVING THE LANDSCAPES” is characterized by two training moments:
  • An ON - LINE WEBINARS | March - April, 2024 (8/03 - 22/03 - 5/04 - 19/04) dealing with some themes of contemporary living in the inland areas of the Western Alps. The program provides 4 on-line webinars (friday afternoons) during which the students of the three universities will
  • A double ON—SITE WORKSHOPS | May 11 - 18, 2024 (Ormea, Cuneo - Italy)
- WS1 — “Riabitare il bosco”: a micro architecture self—construction in an Alpine landscape built with the design and technical support of GRRIZ architectural studio (Lyon).
- WS2 — “Qui non c’è il mare”: a photographic investigation and storytelling with the scientific and teaching support of DAD and plug_in cultural association.

The on - site workshops will be held in 8 days of full—time experience in the mountain village of Ormea (Tanaro Valley, Cuneo).
The main didactic aim is to provide an intensive experience of disciplinary knowledge (landscape, architecture, design and photography) associated with design practice and self-construction in the field.

General information

Courses and activities will be held in English.
Students completing the program will achieve 4 ECTS (CFU) - 100 hours of External University Educational Activity.

Economic contribution

The BIP doesn’t require any fee and provides mobility and accommodation.
The main food costs will be agreed with local facilities.

How to apply

Students are invited to send an e-mail to with a single pdf file (A4, max 10mb) including:
  • CV (max 2 pages) with personal information, phone, e-mail and language certification;
  • List of exams (Bachelor's and Master's degree), including the name of the professors and the marks obtained (max 1 page);
  • Portfolio (max 8 pages) containing graphic information and short descriptions, focusing on urban design exams and any extra-curricular experience;
The BIP open call admits Politecnico MSc. students in Architecture Construction City, Architecture for Heritage, Architecture for Sustainability, Systemic Design.
The first 6 students in the ranking list will be contacted by e-mail no later than 23 February.

Deadline: Saturday 24st February 2024 - h. 11.59 pm

For more information contact