Disease outbreaks in building environments.

A multidisciplinary approach to preparedness and response

The seminar ‘Disease Outbreaks: A multidisciplinary approach to preparedness and response’ aims at presenting part of the work carried out by an interdisciplinary research group, which is collaborating with the World Health Organization, and focusing on engineering and design for the Global South. During the seminar, the role of the built environment in the context of preparedness and response will be discussed, stretching the importance of its resiliency to emerging diseases. This will be done by presenting a number of both design projects and theoretical approaches that can contribute to the creation of a healthier built environment within the context of a changing world where climatic, health and humanitarian crisis are increasing. 

9 November 2022
Seminar, Presentation
From 2:30PM to 6:30PM
Sala Mollino, Castello del Valentino, Viale Mattioli 39, Torino
Marianna Nigra, Michele di Marco (WHO), Anna Silenzi (WHO), Marco Simonetti (FULL - DENERG - POLITO)




14.30 – 15.00

The collaboration between Politecnico di Torino and World Health Organization

15.00 – 15.45

Speaker: Michele di Di Marco (World Health Organization)
TECHNE’: a multidisciplinary approach to preparedness and response

15.45 – 16.30
Speaker: Anna Silenzi (World Health Organization)
Designing multi diseases treatment centres

16.30 – 16.45

16.45 – 17.30
Speaker: Dr. Arch. Marianna Nigra (FULL – DIST – Politecnico di Torino)
INITIATE2: Designing an Infection Diseases Treatment Module

17.30 – 18.15
Speaker: Prof. Marco Simonetti FUIL – DENERG – Politecnico di Torino)
Building resiliency to airborne pandemics and its environmental cost

18.15 – 18.30