Master of Architecture student, Edward Hicks undertook a travelling studio to Milan and Imperia, Liguria thanks to the Annemarie and Arturo Gandioli-Fumagalli Foundation and says the Scholarship “had a lasting positive impact on my studies and design practice”.
“The studio was run by Mauro Baracco and Jonathan Ware. Its focus was on the urban renewal of the post-industrial town of Imperia through integrated architectural, infrastructural and landscape solutions. It was run in collaboration with the students of the Politecnico di Milano and included intensive workshops and presentations in Milan, as well as field studies and community engagement in Imperia.
“The Scholarship-supported studio provided an invaluable opportunity to understand an unfamiliar urban situation. We were able to study the city of Imperia as an interloper, and this gave us insight into the differences and similarities between Australian and Italian cities. By coming to terms with the characteristics and needs of our host city, I experienced a clearer understanding of the parallel needs of my own. This knowledge has proved invaluable to my design practice moving forward.”