Paola Boscaini made this video from her graduation thesis. The visions it contains give us some interesting starting point for discussing and the pleasure of listening to a multiplicity of points of view.
Urban public space is a space of relationships, marked by bodies, meetings, randomness, by a spontaneous order that cannot accept anything other than rules of common sense and not of imposition, if we want call this space public. It is a stage for the lives of all of us, who want to stay on the foreground or in the background, protagonists or extras in the urban comedy and, as in
The book relates a research experience that focused on in-between. Places on the margin of urban centralities, even when inside them, pieces of countryside escaped to buildings, small lots that make friction to the flow of the built environment that invades the valley bottom, errors of rational planning, brownfield, portions of infrastructures and services no longer in use, construction sites of never finished buildings, and many other puzzle tiles that
According to some sources Delhi is the world’s most populous metropolis. 22 million souls inhabit the huge conurbation (2013) and whether these are the right numbers or, just, the 16.5 million people of the official statistics, is a huge amount. But Delhi can surprise because of its absolute contrast in distributing so many inhabitants in so incredibly different ways. If we consider the two historical areas of Old Delhi and
Inlandsis is the word that identifies Antarctica and Goenlandia and literally identifies a glacier inside the mainland. Nothing more different than the warm, often torrid, Caribbean island. The Habana, however, is a city that, if travelled along the lines that separate it from the sea or along the lines of its inner land, strongly changes its appearance. The first city is known by the international tourism, by the images now
1989 is the year of the definitive disappearance of the bloc of the socialist republics which, since the Second World War, have marked the events of Europe. The year of the demolition of the Berlin Wall, the year of the “velvet revolutions”. The short time before the end of the century marks the countries of socialist Europe with profound transformations. New perspectives open up, new cultural, political and social exchanges
A tour in the city of Florence “built” by the inhabitants The body has its own reasons in different life seasons determining the way to inhabit and build new and old spaces of the city, beyond traditional uses and behaviours, sometimes recovering old functions, inventing new and unsuspected ones. Spaces and times of everyday life, bricolage in the use of the city, the silent and unconscious countergeography that becomes visible
I had the opportunity, for a series of reasons, to cross Florence in the morning and evening in the past days. I expected silence and in fact I listened to it. This silence is not that of the out of town. In the mountains it does not exist because the air plays and the same in the countryside because there is always a rustle or the sound of a plant.