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Design of the Unfinished

A New Way of Designing Leftovers Regeneration

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  • Offers professionals the opportunity to know and then experience a new way of envisioning cities

  • Provides public and private operators with a tool through which to assess urban intervention policies to be adopted

  • Contains the widest repertoire of examples on the subject

Part of the book series: The Urban Book Series (UBS)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. International Scenario

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. Theaster Gates, Freedom, and the Long View

      • Charles A. Matz
      Pages 129-134
  3. Disciplinary Contaminations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. Urban Remnants Become Setting for Events

      • Davide Crippa
      Pages 149-162
    3. Giving Form to Precariousness

      • Ermanno Cristini
      Pages 195-214
    4. The Polysemantic Nature of Music. A Hermeneutical Perspective

      • Pier Francesco Forlenza, Michael Giovanni Jennings
      Pages 215-228
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 237-244

About this book

The book aims to provide city administrators and planners with a tool to accompany them in experimenting with the regeneration of no longer used parts of the built heritage, called leftovers, by adopting an innovative approach. A new and radically different form of project, with the task of proposing a new aesthetic code and a style of thought aimed at creating shelters for nomads of the third millennium.


In the design field, the 21st century will be destined to measure itself against temporariness and precariousness, also in terms of aesthetic practices. Based on this hypothesis, the text identifies the design of the unfinished as the perspective for attributing to the leftovers a character, which is representative of the conditions of the just begun century. Through a transdisciplinary, exhibition-like and reversible approach, the elements of degradation of the existing work are welcomed in the project as a "gift", to be translated into a syntax aimed at giving form and meaning to the internal and external environments, with the inclusion of "additional components".

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Luciano Crespi

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • Read on any device
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  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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