Master’s program scheduled to start in April 15, 2014.
This master’s program is organized by Politecnico di Milano consortium POLI.design, with the support of the Design School, the School of Civil Architecture, the School of Architecture and Society, and the School of Construction Engineering and Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano.
Its main partners are Fondazione Housing Sociale, along with Confcooperative Federabitazione, Legacoop Abitanti, Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili, and FederLegno Arredo. Support has also come from major real asset management companies, including Polaris, Prelios, Investire Immmobiliare SGR, and Torre SGR. The program has also received sponsorship from the Ordine degli Architetti, from planners, landscape artists, and conservationists at the Province of Milan, from ACRI-Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio SPA and from the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica.
This master’s degree program meets a need, currently of great importance, by striving to train versatile professionals with the skills to plan, design, and manage contemporary social housing on the basis of integration and collaboration principles. This definition includes private social housing and public or private forms of collective living organized on a collaborative and cooperative basis, in which residents share and manage space and services for their common living arrangements. The new sort of professional called upon to create and to organize social and collaborative housing can use this master’s program to consolidate disciplinary knowledge and to acquire the essential specialist skills in the fields of architecture, service design, social science, management, and finance that enable such experts to work systematically in the planning process for social and collaborative housing.
The Social and Collaborative Housing master’s degree program is structured so as to provide the skills shared by the various disciplines involved: architecture and design, social science, management, and finance. This assures a convergence of methods and tools to train professionals who can reach beyond their own specializations to understand and manage complexity, handling issues from the other fields that come together in creating social and collaborative housing.
This program awards a University Master’s Diploma in Social and Collaborative Housing.
It grants 60 credit units certified by the Politecnico di Milano Design School and recognized throughout Europe. Attendance is mandatory for a total of not less than 75% of scheduled activities.