City and Ageing: Milan Explorations of the daily life of the elderly in a teaching experience

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Agim Kërçuku, Gennaro Postiglione, Jiarui Cui, Giovanni Hanninen
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/104
Language English Pages 10 P. 164-173 File size 497 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2023-104020
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Through architectural and urban design teaching practice, the paper explores how society’s progressive aging affects private and public spaces. The exercise investigates the relationship between living and ageing in seven neighbourhoods in Milan. In particular, it focuses on exploring the transformation and adaption of housing stock and public space, taking into account the strengths and vulnerabilities of the elderly population. The essay delivers the results of a teaching experience that has integrated multiple investigation tools to obtain knowledge on the subject: data, cartography, photography, drawing, and interviews. The paper intends to reconstruct the taxonomy of living of the elderly population in Milano.

Keywords: ageing; teaching practice; Milan

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Agim Kërçuku, Gennaro Postiglione, Jiarui Cui, Giovanni Hanninen, City and Ageing: Milan Explorations of the daily life of the elderly in a teaching experience in "TERRITORIO" 104/2023, pp 164-173, DOI: 10.3280/TR2023-104020