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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Lecturer Alessandro Villa at Politecnica di Design

The course "Architecture as Culture: Navigating Sociocultural Dimensions" delves into the intricate relationship between architecture and the sociocultural fabric of society. It explores how architectural styles, designs, and spaces are not only functional constructs but also profound reflections of cultural values, historical narratives, and societal norms. Throughout the series of lectures, students will investigate the evolution of architectural styles, the impact of cultural diversity on design, the interplay between urbanization and architectural responses, and the significance of sustainability within cultural contexts. Delving deeper, the course addresses modern movements, global influences, gender dynamics, technological advancements, and ethical considerations in architectural practices. It examines how architecture intertwines with power dynamics, societal changes, and rituals, while also pondering future directions and the role of architecture in driving social change. It is a comprehensive exploration that reveals the multi-layered connections between architecture, culture, and the human experience.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Architecture as Culture: Navigating Sociocultural Dimension, by Alessandro Villa

  • Alessandro Villa, architect, alternates design activity with teaching at the Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano.
    In 1995 he graduated with honor at Politecnico di Milano, after spending an Erasmus scholarship at the Mackintosh School of Art in Glasgow. In 1998 he opened his first own interior design practice, later transformed into “alessandrovilla|studio”, covering also product design and small scale architecture.

    The practice designs residences, offices, showrooms and commercial set ups. Among the projects, the offices for the advertising agency Dorland Ayer in Milan, the pilot store for the franchising Liberti and the flagship showroom for Lorenzo Riva maison and Davines.
    Progressively, the studio has expanded its activities to the design of furniture and accessories (Wella, Rubinetterie Stella), graphic design and visual communication, thanks to an extensive network of external collaborators with different professional skills.
    The works of the studio have been published on interior design magazines (Ottagono, Casamica, Habitat Ufficio, Gap Casa, Casaviva) and by Italian and international press (Archivolto, Monsa Ediciones Barcelona, Sun Interieur Moscow, Gibbs Smith Publisher in US).

    Alessandro Villa is a lecturer at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design and Poli.Design, Consorzio del Politecnico. He has been visiting professor at the Tongji University of Shanghai and Goenka University in New Delhi.

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