Arc 269; cr3. The course will investigate the key role of public space in contemporary cities. Special attention will be placed on the capability of places to attract people and emotional scenarios linked to their reactions. Examples of recent works from world-renowned architects, landscape architects and artists will provide the student with different design methods. A specific site in Florence or elsewhere in its surroundings will represent the core of the project; students will be asked to start off with a conceptual idea and gradually give shape to it up to the final presentation through drawings, models, video, etc. The course will be mainly carried out in class although outdoor guided surveys will also take place.