Master in City & Technology 2019/20- Term I
Theory of Cities Masterclass
Curated by: Mathilde Marengo

The Master in City & Technology prepares the new professionals and urban technologists for the creation of applied visions and solutions that have the power to fuel the progress of urban environments for many generations.

The Theory of Cities course aims give the MaCT students access to the front runners of this multidisciplinary field, who, through a master class format, share the challenges and learnings of their professional engagements in real case applications. Theory of Cities is therefore a platform where the students have direct contact with professionals from diverse areas of expertise, furthering their formation and knowledge towards their own personal development as multidisciplinary change makers.

The course is furthermore oriented towards the development of students’ critical thinking capacities, engaging the students in a series of round table debates, questioning diverse approaches and possible outcomes, as well as the development of conclusive papers, buildings towards propositive and innovative visions for practice in our urban environments, along the three central topics of the Master Program: Internet of Cities, Internet of Buildings and Internet of People.


The Course is developed in a transversal manner, throughout the entire Master program, following the main topic of each term: Term 1 – Internet of Cities, Term 2 – Internet of People, Term 3 – Internet of Buildings.

The course curator will give an introductory session to the course, followed by a content-oriented analysis of research methodology applied to the topics of city and technology-oriented to opening the critical thought-path of the students attending.

Each Term students will attend Master Classes, as well as the Responsive Cities Symposium, all part of the content of the course and therefore obligatory events