Rossella Maspoli

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)

Profile

Research interests

Cultural legacy
Evoluzione esigenziale
Healthy city
Patrimonio industriale
Post pandemia
Qualità abitativa
Sostenibilità
Strutture in cemento armato
Tecnologie spazio aperto

Biography

She is a PhD doctor in "Building and environmental rehabilitation", researcher and since 2016 Associate Professor in Technology of Architecture, Professor in the Academic Courses of the Politecnico di Torino (1995 - in progress). Professor of the courses: PhD "Technological Innovation for the Built Envinronment” (2005-12) and "Technological Innovation for Architecture and Industrial Design" (2003-4) at the Doctoral School of the Politecnico di Torino; Master's Degree of "Building Manager" at the University of Chieti-Pescara (2003-10) and Web Master of "Conservation, Management and Enhancement Industrial Heritage" at the University of Padua (2002-). She was scientific director of the Master of COREP - Politecnico in “Facilities Management of the Real Estate” (2003-5). Visiting professor at the Universidade de Brasilia (2018.11) and the TaiYuan University of Technology (China, 2019.11). She developes operational research: in the field of public art and urban regeneration, with the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino, in the European project "Urban Barriera" (2012 -15) and the San Paolo Foundation (2015-18); in the field of the participatory regeneration and enhancement of an historic area of commercial decrease, in relation the projects "Via Sacchi. Below and Beyond the arcades", Living Lab and "Art Arcades" (2017-). It also carries out research in the field of analysis and evaluation of industrial heritage, tourism enhancement, sustainable technologies for historic and modern architecture, and intervention in open public spaces such as healthy and smart environments. She is scientific director for the Politecnico di Torino of the candidacy and appointment of Turin as UNESCO Creative City (2014-21), the TAHN Torino Automotive heritage network (2019-) and the “Lingotto Lives & relive”s exhibition. She is the author of more than 160 publications, including the books "Art, Architecture, Landscape" (2012), "Factories, villages and memories" (2012).

Research topics

  • Guidelines for the project of open public spaces: context multifunctionality, co-design, social inclusion, creative enhancement, areas for physical exercise and play, environmental protection and experimentation with low-impact materials.
  • Historical-technological analysis, evaluation for conservation / transformation and adaptive reuse, guidelines for census, cataloging and intervention on industrial and service heritage from the end of the 19th century to the Modern. Study of the construction history.
  • Knowledge and tourist-cultural enhancement of the cultural heritage of the automotive, prospects for digitization and dissemination for industrial tourism. In-depth study of Turin motor-town in relation to international case studies. Memorandum of Understanding City of Turin, Polytechnic, MAUTO, ISMEL.
  • Needs analysis and guidelines for the technological design of housing and proximity spaces, in terms of sustainable quality, perception, healthiness and pandemic prevention.
  • Scientific director and project manager for the Local enhancement through co-design and public art, in the Borgo San Secondo district, in Turin. 2017-2019 CALL FOR CONCEPT AND LIVING LAB VIA SACCHI The arcades of design, design for the arcades - Via Sacchi in Turin, an experience of urban regeneration. Workshop open to architecture and design students in discussions with experts, administrators and citizens on possible scenarios for the city of the future, declining them in terms of creativity, sustainability and inclusion. Scenarios of new functions and ways of using public spaces and hypotheses of urban "acupuncture". 2021-2022 The PORTICI d'ARTISTA project of the network formed by the Spontaneous Committee We relaunch via Sacchi and other local associations, the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, the Department of Architecture and Design of the Polytechnic of Turin and the District 1 Centro-Crocetta of Turin, with the authorization of the City of Turin and the Superintendence of Architectural Heritage. In two years, it allowed art painting on almost 15% of the shutters of the shops under the arcades, with the active involvement of shopkeepers and citizens, based on a thematic master plan. The intervention constituted an important on-site experience for young creatives in training, accompanied by socio-cultural animation interventions. The stimulus for a process of shared cultural, physical, social and economic regeneration of the public space from the fronts of the street in Borgo San Secondo. 2023-in progress ART IN TRANSIT The project involved the same network, and in the first phase it developed an online and face-to-face questionnaire aimed at creating COMMUNITY MAPS of Borgo San Secondo. MAPS help to recognize and describe the landscape, the environment, social life, attributing value to memories and opinions. The COMMUNITY MAP is a tool through which people can indicate the significant and distinctive characteristics of the neighborhood in which they live. The students of the Accademia Albertina collected the results of the questionnaire, representing it in graphic form, to increase the sense of community and introduce the themes for public art. In 2023-2024, public art interventions - regenerative design are expected to be carried out on the blind facades of the railway service buildings, by young creatives in training, according to a thematic master plan, with the authorization of the Ferrovie di Stato Group. The territorial enhancement projects included public engagement events with more than 100 external participants: 23-28.09.2019. Presentation & Exhibition LIVING LAB VIA SACCHI, Urban Lab, Turin. 23-4.10.20. Via Sacchi Relive. 16.10.21 Turin Design of the City 2021 - Portici d'Artista, Galleria MPR/HUB, Via Sacchi 28 bis, Turin. 10.09.22. Guided tour of the painted shutters in via Sacchi. 16.01.23 Portici d'Artista – a participatory project for the enhancement of via Sacchi, Galleria Sutura, Via Sacchi 24, Turin. 27.05.23 First presentation of COMMUNITY MAPS, arcades Spanish Cultural Center, via Sacchi 46-50.

Skills

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH2_8 - Energy, transportation and mobility
SH2_7 - Environmental and climate change, societal impact and policy
SH3_9 - Health, ageing and society
SH5_6 - History of art and architecture, arts-based research
PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • IL PROGETTO SOSTENIBILE (2014-2023), Other editorial activities
  • PATRIMONIO INDUSTRIALE (2009-2030), Editorial board member

Conferences

  • 2° International Conference Stati Generali del Patrimonio Industriale / General State of Industrial Heritage (9/6/2022-11/6/2022), Program committee
  • Torino.Automotive Heritage (18/10/2019-18/10/2019), Program chair
  • 1° International Conference Stati Generali del Patrimonio Industriale / General State of Industrial Heritage (12/11/2018-15/10/2018), Program committee
  • Memorie, accessibilità, turismo dell'automotive heritage / Memories, accessibility, automotive heritage tourism (1/1/2018-15/10/2018), Program chair

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Professore a contratto, presso Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino (1/1/2022-30/11/2022)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • DESIGN E TECNOLOGIA. PERSONE, AMBIENTE, SISTEMI, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'AMBIENTE COSTRUITO, 2004/2005 (21. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'ARCHITETTURA E IL DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE, 2003/2004 (20. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'ARCHITETTURA E IL DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE, 2002/2003 (19. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Collegi of the degree programmes

Teachings

PhD

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research

Research fields

Research projects

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students

  • Yuxuan Liu. Programme in Architettura. Storia E Progetto (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Giacomo Girocchi. Programme in Architettura. Storia E Progetto (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)

Publications

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