10:50 - 12:30
Session: S01
[Fabrication] + Design
Urban Nature Fabrication: a framework fora practice-based teaching methodology ofdesign for the Pluriverse
Urban Nature; Pluriverse; Multispecies; Fabrication; Ecoshpere
Francesca VALSECCHI, Saverio SILLI

In this paper, we present and discuss a teaching experience whose brief is to reflect and act for human-nature reconnection. It represents a novel direction within an established design curriculum and aims to introduce a consistent practice of a decolonised, anti-consumerist approach to design in the learning environment. The paper will expose the rationale of using Nature as a subject of study and highlight some research directions for a design that may contribute to new forms and methodology of practice that can offer a fresh outlook to the sustainability challenges by aiming for ecological awareness.