Rizzo / House Plans

House Plans A Society Matter

Author: Carla Rizzo, Politecnico di Milano

Supervisor: Marco Biraghi, Politecnico di Milano

Research stage: Initial doctoral stage

Category: Extended abstract


The domestic imaginary has always played a central role in the definition of cultures and societies, and it is easy to assume how the history of human beings has been crossed by several moments of transition regarding the way and the form of living.

For this the general aim of the research proposal is to conduct an exploration of the domestic space, considering its development and mutations throughout history, looking at the historical background as an endless source of inspiration to draw on, with intelligence and creativity, in order to comprehend the present and possibly to address the direction of a future change due to the conditions imposed by the pandemic.

To realise this kind of operation in the plan is identified the investigation tool par excellence throughout which to conduct the analysis.

Keywords: Domesticity, Plan, Rituals