M-US-T Master in Temporary Uses

is the first advanced postgraduate course on temporary uses promoted by DAStU, Politecnico di Milano. 

The Master 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 I and II level Master is organized into six 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.

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.

The course will be held in English, from May 2024 to May 2025.

  • Director Antonella Bruzzese - DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
  • Co-director Isabella Inti – Temporiuso, DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
  • Scientific Committee
    • Ricky Burdett – LSE-cities London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
    • Stefan Tischer – Università degli Studi di Sassari/Harvard University (USA)
    • Rozafa Basha – University of Prishtina, Kosovo (RKS)
    • Massimo Bricocoli – DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
    • Valeria Fedeli – DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
    • Andrea Gritti – DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
    • Antonio Longo – DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
    • Davide Ponzini – DAStU, Politecnico di Milano

The Master is managed by Consorzio Poliedra.

To apply for admission, candidates must send the application form before January 8th, 2024; for further information please visit the website https://www.poliedra.polimi.it/en/must_eng/ or download the brochure here