AR-669 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Graezer Bideau Florence, De Pieri Filippo, Invited lecturers (see below)

Langue: Anglais

Remark: February 23-24 2023


Only this year


The course seeks to tackle the challenges of industrial sites reuse, considering governance and heritage issues for territories. The aim is to combine current debates in the three polytechnics, and different expertises to understand contemporary challenges and practices.



The 15 PhD students attending the course will be selected on the basis of a motivation letter and cv.

Please send by December 31st 2022 to

Doctoral assistants: Anna Karla De Almeida Santos (Lab-U, ENAC) and Helena Roux (IAGS, CDH)


industrial heritage, urban adaptive reuse, regenerative design, socio-ecological transition, governance, circulation of production models, narrative, fieldwork, Le Locle /La Chaux-de-Fonds

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • To reach a better understanding of the mechanisms of urban regeneration, in space, politics, and surrounding social and cultural issues.
  • To consider the complexity of related issues and mobilized terms, in a global context
  • A possible publication is planned



Bonino, M. Bruno, E. Armando, A and Burbiano, G. (2022). The Story of a Section: Designing The Shougang Oxygen Factory, Novato, Oro Editions.
De Pieri, F. and Graezer Bideau, F. (2021). Porter le temps: mémoires urbaines d'un site horloger, Genève, Métispresses.
Setti, G. (2018). Oltre la dismissione. Strategie di recupero per tessuti  e manufatti industriali, Siracusa, Lettera Ventidue.
Others references will be given in due course.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 15
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit & Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Urban Regeneration and Industrial Heritage
  • Cours: 6 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 39 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence