The article reports on the workshop entitled ‘PF workshop 01’, an extra-educational initiative which took the form of an encounter with the places and problems of the Città Studi, the university district of the city, through exercises in the recognition, deconstruction and redefinition of the features that characterise it. The various activities performed with the participants put exploration of the area and conversation with its actors back at the centre of urban planning as the main tools for action. This workshop is intended as the first of a series of annual workshops. Consequently the article contains a final consideration of the questions that the initiative raised both in terms of relations between universities and cities and in terms of prospects for the future.
Keywords: City and universities; education; interdisciplinary activity.