Plan scenarios by designing scenes


  • Michela Barosio Polytechnic of Torino
  • Manfredo Nicolis di Robilant Polytechnic of Torino



scenario, resilience, abduction, shared city, common assets


Prompting from the ambition to reach an adequate resilience in urban design, this research proposal tackles the 17th century complex of Trinità delle Monache in Naples (Italy). The research focuses on the methodological tools and the negotiation’s processes that address the project, together with its formal outputs, in supporting the decision-making process. The goal of the research is to elaborate a project’s methodology that could allow to compare and evaluate the different potentials that are embedded in different approaches to the case study. Therefore, the proposal is more a meta-project than a project, since it suggests a threefold array of scenarios that would respond to three different modalities of interaction between the public and private subjects involved in the project itself. Three different interpretations of the category of ‘common goods’ stem from each of these scenarios.


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Author Biographies

Michela Barosio, Polytechnic of Torino

Architect, she is a Researcher in Architectural and Urban Configuration and Professor of Composition in the cross-disciplinary workshops of Architecture Degrees. She carries out research on the regeneration of the contemporary city, parametric design, and didactics on the architectural project.

Manfredo Nicolis di Robilant, Polytechnic of Torino

Architect and PhD, he was associated with the research of the XIV Venice Biennale of Architecture for which he edited the works on Ceilings and Windows (Marsilio-La Biennale, Venezia 2014). Visiting Scholar at Centre Canadien d’Architecture in Montréal and Researcher (2017-2019) in Architectural and Urban Configuration at Politecnico di Torino, he carries out research on the relation between use values and symbolic values in the architectural project.


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Plan scenarios by designing scenes (credit: M. Barosio and M. N. di Robilant). AGATHÓN 08 | 2020




How to Cite

Barosio, M. and di Robilant, M. N. (2020) “Plan scenarios by designing scenes”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 8(online), pp. 200–209. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/8192020.