This Specializing Master is organized by POLI.design, with the support of the Politecnico di Milano Design School and the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.
Its main partners are Fondazione Housing Sociale, along with Confcooperative Federabitazione, Legacoop Abitanti and Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili. Support has also come from major real asset management companies, including Prelios, Investire SGR spa, and Torre SGR spa. 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.
The Specializing Master is set up to provide skills shared by several disciplinary fields called into play by such projects (architecture and design, the social sciences, and management and finance) so as to create a convergence of methods and tools. Its aim is to train professionals who, in addition to their own fields, can understand and handle the complexity and the issues of other disciplines that come together in creating collaborative housing. It thus strives to train a specialist who can work in planning, designing, and managing modern forms of living based on policies of integration and collaboration. This new job description can find a match in disciplinary skills that have been rounded out through the Specializing Master, as students acquire the essential notions of the other specializations involved in the process of establishing social and collaborative housing: architecture, service design, social science, management, and finance. As a result, they achieve the capacity to play a systemic role in the planning process.
This program awards a I or II level Specializing Master Diploma in "Social and Collaborative Housing. Planning, Designing, and Managing the Contemporary Habitat" .
The first level Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. The second level Specializing Master grants 61 CFU, equivalent to 61 ECTS
Attendance is mandatory for a total of not less than 75% of scheduled activities.