Master ``Temporary Uses`` (M-US-T)

M-US-T Master in Temporary Uses is an advanced postgraduate course on temporary uses. Within a wide range of declinations, it addresses the planning, design, implementation, and management of temporary uses as valuable tools to support processes, projects, and intervention strategies for urban and territorial transformation at different scales. The Master’s degree aims to respond to the demand for tools and skills for temporary uses from several urban actors such as public administrations, real estate developers, citizens’ associations, activists, placemakers, and those involved in territorial animation.

The Master is organized into modules, each of them facing the design of temporary uses in relation to: the reuse of residual buildings and spaces; the large urban projects; the regeneration of landscape and public space; post-disaster situations and urban transformations due to big events. The main training objectives of the Master’s course are: to learn about the different declinations of temporary uses; to learn how to critically evaluate situations and contexts in which it is valuable and appropriate to proceed with temporary uses; to have the basic skills to initiate temporary use projects. This will be done through various activities (lectures and discussions, exercises and individual study). Particular emphasis will be placed on visits and meetings with professionals, organizations, and territorial realities that experiment with temporary uses; and on the workshop and the internship that will be held and will allow to have a design and implementation experience or in-depth study at institutions, professional studios, private companies, associations and NGOs in the forms to be defined.

Through the acquisition of the skills provided by the Master’s course, manifold professional profiles will be outlined or redefined, such as: reuse agents, experts, designers, activators, and managers of temporary uses. These professional profiles may find occupation within: Public Administrations at different levels, Third Sector, NGOs and Agencies, companies, and Real Estate; or in companies dealing with community animation and activation; or as consultants of public entities and private subjects; up to employment in socio-cultural entrepreneurship or placemaking contexts of various kinds.

The Master, in English, will be held from September 2024 to September 2025.


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To know more

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To apply

To apply for admission, please fill the form (Master I level – Master II level) and send it, along with the required documentation, to The application for admission must be sent by 30 April 2024.

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