TAU-Lab Thursdays










TAU-Lab Thursdays are colloquium-style sessions where the members of the Transnational Architecture and Urbanism Lab research unit and other invited speakers present their recent and ongoing work as well as workshop their research ideas, projects, methods, and publications with the others. It involves PhD students and Post-Doc researchers not only during the sessions as presenters and discussants, but also as active organizing members.

The sessions are both in person, at Politecnico di Milano DAStU, and online. This facilitates the participation of scholars and allows for a wider set of meetings during the year. The sessions are free of charge and open to scholars and experts who request to join, by sending an email to zachary.jones@polimi.it



Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 17 to 19 CET (Davide Ponzini)Thursday, December 2, 2021, 13 to 15 CET (Yiqing Zhao)Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 17 to 19 CET (Zachary M. Jones)
Thursday, January 13, 2021, from 17 to 19 CET 19 (Stefano Di Vita) 
Thursday,  January 27, 2021, from 17 to 19 CET (research project presentations by PhD students)


Webinar: Mega-events in heritage rich cities


On July 8, 2021 (starting at 11:00 CET), the “Mega-events in heritage-rich cities: From research to principles and policy recommendations” online conference will launch the Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities


The webinar will introduce and launch the “Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities”. During the sessions, leading international experts and policy-makers will discuss the current and future challenges regarding mega-events, heritage and the city.

Contact: zachary.jones@polimi.it

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BOOK PRESENTATIONS: Transnational Architecture and Urbanism


December 10, 2020 – ISOCARP

Presented at the 56th International Society of City and Regional Planners(ISOCARP) World Planning Congress, winner of the 2020 Gerd Albers Award for the best book (Doha, Qatar)

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December 23, 2020 – ITU

Istanbul Technical University’s Architalkture lecture series (Faculty of Architecture) (Turkey)

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March 15, 2021 – PSU

Prince Sultan University (Saudi Arabia)

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March 22, 2021 – UNIL

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

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April 7, 2021 – IUE

Izmir University of Economics (Turkey)

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April 21, 2021 – IUAV

IUAV University of Venice (Italy)

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May 12, 2021 – KUL

KU Leuven (Belgium)

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