Restart Oliena 2018. Temporary strategies for a permanent regeneration


  • Giuseppe Boi Polytechnic of Milano
  • Barbara Camocini Polytechnic of Milano
  • Laura Daglio Polytechnic of Milano
  • Martina Mazzarello Polytechnic of Milano
  • Roberto Podda Polytechnic of Milano



inner areas, reactivation, participation, set-up, urban interiors


Population decline in small towns in Italy and Europe has set off many explorative research efforts towards the development of new strategies for the regeneration of urban spaces. The participatory design workshop here presented faced the requalification of the semi-public courtyards, spaces representing the identity of the village of Oliena (NU), in inner Sardinia, with the aim of promoting local culture and production. The potential of these space to undergo (as rootstocks) a possible modernisation (grafting), based on contemporary living patterns and social interactions, were put at stake through activities aimed at stabilising and transforming temporary into permanent interventions, able to trigger new models of space re-appropriation.


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Author Biographies

Giuseppe Boi, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect and PhD, he is Tutor in Architectural Design at the DAStU Department, where he currently conducts research activities related to the practices of reactivation of small towns.

Barbara Camocini, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect and PhD, she is Researcher at the Department of Design, where she carries out research activities on the modification of the contemporary human habitat through the conversion of use processes and on the consequent urban renewal strategies.

Laura Daglio, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect and PhD, she is Associate Professor in Architectural Technology at the ABC Department, where she carries out research activities in the field of environmental design both for new construction and for the existing buildings.

Martina Mazzarello, Polytechnic of Milano

PhD Student at the Design Department, she participated in the exchange program at Tongji University in Shanghai (China) and she carries out research activities in the field of social innovation through co-design processes.

Roberto Podda, Polytechnic of Milano

Architect and PhD, he is Adjunct Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition at the DAStU Department, where he currently conducts research activities related to the practices of reactivation of small towns through the grafting of significant architectures.


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Tools of the local traditional culture in a wall set-up




How to Cite

Boi, G., Camocini, B., Daglio, L., Mazzarello, M. and Podda, R. (2018) “Restart Oliena 2018. Temporary strategies for a permanent regeneration”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 4(online), pp. 227–234. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/4282018.



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