A plural University between experience and research: Design in San Marino

  • Alessandra Bosco University of Republic of San Marino
  • Michele Zannoni University of Republic of San Marino
Keywords: university education, design, multi-disciplinarity, research, university as community

Abstract

According Gropius «Our century has produced the expert type in millions; let us make way now for the men of vision» (1955). In 1937, Walter Gropius expressed one of the tenets underlying the Design programmes at the University of San Marino. Against all specialism and avoiding the constant pursuit of an acceleration driven by technological innovation and constantly updated tools, Design in San Marino places the person and his relationships at the centre of its educational curriculum. The paper relies on examples and experiences to argue the reasons, methods and choices made by the group of teachers who designed and coordinate the course.

Author Biographies

Alessandra Bosco, University of Republic of San Marino

Architect and PhD, she is a Professor at the Department of Economics Science and Law, where she has directed the Undergraduate programme in Design since September 2015.
E-mail: alessandra.bosco@unirsm.sm

Michele Zannoni, University of Republic of San Marino

Architect, he is a Professor at the  Department of Economics Science and Law, where he has directed the Graduate programme in Design since September 2014.
Email: michele.zannoni@unirsm.sm

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Bosco, A. and Zannoni, M. (2018) “A plural University between experience and research: Design in San Marino”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 3(online), pp. 197-204. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/3262018.
Section
Design | Essays & Viewpoint
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