” Among Chuan-tzu’s many skills, he was an expert draftsman.
The king asked him to draw a crab. Chuang-tzu replied that he needed five years, a country house, and twelve servants.
Five years later the drawing was still not begun. ‘I need another five years’ said Chuang-tzu.
The king granted them. At the end of these ten years, Chuang-tzu took up his brush and, in an instant, with a single stroke, he drew a crab, the most perfect crab ever seen.”

Italo Calvino, On Quickness
from Six Memos for the Next Millennium


 

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I’m Assistant Professor at  School of Architecture and Society,
chair of  Representation Fundaments, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, DAStU
Politecnico di Milano.

My main research interests are: urban and landscape wide-ranging representation and analysis, computer applications to visual simulation, comparative urban studies, survey of urban structures, qualitative representation, participatory and collaborative planning and mapping, relational geography, actor-network theorydrawing theory, urban studies, crowdsourcing, location-based content generation tools, qualitative GIS, urban hermeneutics, open-data and FOSS for cultural landscapes.

Here my official web-page @ Politecnico di Milano
Daniele Villa, DAStU-Politecnico di Milano, Via Bonardi, 9, Building 14, Nave, Milano
daniele.villa [at] polimi.it


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> from 2012
– Assistant Professor in Representation Fundaments and
Representation and Urban Planning

Politecnico di Milano
School of Architecture and Society
Department of Architecture and Urban Studies – DAStU

> 2012
– Adjunct Professor in Representation Techniques
IUAV University, Venice

> 2012
– Research Fellowship

“Methodologies, tools and innovative technologies for the analysis and interpretation of transformations of European urban regions”
Politecnico di Milano, (DiAP)

> 2011
– Research Fellowship

“Enhancing the local heritage using web oriented and crowdsourced mapping tools”,
Politecnico di Milano, (DiAP)
in partnership with NextMove Internet Innovation and Regione Lombardia
– Contract Professor in Urban Modeling,
I School of Architecture, DiAP, Politecnico di Milano

> 2010
– Research Fellowship

“Tools formapping and drawing  shared urban landscapes and visualizing  e-participation”,
Politecnico di Milano, (DiAP) in partnership with EUMM 
– Contract Professor in Urban Modeling ,
Faculty of Architecture and Society,DiAP Politecnico di Milano

> 2009
– Research Fellowship

“Methods of representation in planning practices and participation”,
Politecnico di Milano, (DiAP)

– Memeber of scientific board,
Urban Community Ecomuseum North Milan (EUMM) 

> 2008
– PhD in Urban and Enviromental Planning,
Department of Architecture and Planning (DiAP), Politecnico di Milano
Dissertation: “The renewal in the processes of knowledge: describing and representing complex urban territories. The milanese metropolitan region: a case study”.

” Il rinnovamento nei processi di conoscenza: descivere e rappresentare i territori urbani complessi. Il caso della regione metropolitana milanese”
Tutors: Rossella Salerno, Alessandro Balducci
XX Ciclo, Dottorato in Pianificazione Urbana Ambientale e Territoriale

> 2007
– Adjunct Professor in Urban Analysis and Representation,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano

> 2006
-Adjunct Professor in Urban Analysis and Representation,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano

– Collaboration with Urban Simulation Lab. chair: Peter Bosselmann,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano

> 2005
-Adjunct Professor in Urban Analysis and Representation,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano

– PhD Candite Urban and Enviromental Planning,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano
winner of the Politecnico scolarship

> 2004
-Adjunct Professor in Representation Techniques,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano

> 2001
– Degree in Architecture,
Faculty of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano
Degree Dissertation: ” Strada Statale 36 Nuova Vallassina, una ipotesi ermenutica”
Tutor: Vittorio Ugo
1972
– Born between the lakes and Alps of Northern Italy