Setembre d’acampades

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Tres coses interessant per aquest fi de setembre: l'European Housing Action Camp a Lisboa del 21 al 25, el Right to the City camp a Praga del 27 al 29, i el Yimby festival a Boston del 20 al 23!

Settembre in campeggio

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Tre eventi interessanti a fine settembre: lo European Housing Action Camp a Lisbona dal 21 al 25, il Right to the City camp a Praga dal 27 al 29, e lo Yimby festival a Boston dal 21 al 23!

Camping in September

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Three interesting events this September: European Housing Action Camp in Lisbon from 21st to 25th, Right to the City Camp in Prague from 27th to 29th, Yimby festival in Boston from 20th to 23rd!

Septiembre de acampadas

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Tres eventos interesantes a finales de setiembre: European Housing Action Camp en Lisboa del 21 al 25, Right to the City camp en Praga del 27 al 29, y Yimby festival en Boston del 20 al 23!

Autoconstrucció: per una autonomia de l’habitar

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John F. C. Turner (1927) és un arquitecte inglés famós per la seva dedicació a l'estudi i la pràctica de l'habitatge autoconstruït. Influenciat des de molt jove per Patrick Geddes i per l'anarquisme, va desenvolupar una visió de la arquitectura i del urbanisme que no oblidés la seva relació amb els usuaris.

Autocostruzione: per un’autonomia dell’abitare

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John F. C. Turner (1927) è un architetto inglese famoso per il suo impegno nello studio e nella pratica dell'autocostruzione. Influenzato sin da giovane da Geddes e dall'anarchismo, ha sviluppato una visione dell'architettura e dell'urbanistica che tenga in considerazione il rapporto dello spazio con chi lo abita.

Auto-construction: for an autonomy of housing

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John F. C. Turner (*1927) is an English architect known for its engagement with the study and practice of self-construction. He was influenced by Patrick Geddes and anarchism, he studied in London's Architectural Association, and very soon developed an interpretation of planning and architecture that does not overlook the relationship with its users

Autoconstrucción: por una autonomía del habitar

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John F. C. Turner (1927) es un arquitecto inglés famoso por su dedicación a la teoría y la práctica de la vivienda autoconstruida. Influenciado desde muy joven por Patrick Geddes y por el anarquismo, ha desarrollado una visión del urbanismo y de la arquitectura que no olvidase su relación con los usuarios.

El segon terratrèmol

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'Emidio di Treviri' és un grup de treball autogestionat que està realitzant una recerca-acció en les zones golpejades pel sisma de 2016-2017 en el centre d'Itàlia. Estàn demonstrant que les polítiques públiques han provocat un terratrèmol social encara pitjor que el terratrèmol real.

The second earthquake

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"Emidio di Treviri" is a working group performing research action in the areas hit by the 2016-2017 earthquake in central Italy. They are showing how the political management of post-catastrophe housing, consumption, health, are increasing social inequalities to the point of creating a social earthquake, even worse than the real one.

Il secondo terremoto

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Il gruppo di ricerca autogestito "Emidio di Treviri" sta studiando l'impatto delle politiche di emergenza posteriori al sisma del centro Italia: una gestione ancora più catastrofica del terremoto stesso.

El segundo terremoto

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El grupo de investigación autogestionado Emidio di Treviri está analizando los impactos de la gestión emergencial del sisma de 2016 en el centro de Italia: una gestión aún más catastrófica que el terremoto mismo.

All cities are possessed

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The aim is not to heal a sick space, but to free it from its evil condition: to save it. Urban space must be regenerated, its vices turned into virtues, its inhabitants redeemed from sin. The real enemy is not disorder, chaos, or poverty; the real enemy is the devil itself” (Manuel Delgado, “Todas las ciudades están poseídas”)

There is an intimate link between cities and the devil. All cities were born to contrast the terror of the wilderness, the dangers of the wasteland, and they are built around an axis mundi that protects its inhabitants from evil. Inevitably, they all betrayed this task. Inside them, other forces proliferate, more perverse than those of the wilderness. The bustle of the city, its  promiscuous and uncontrolled intermingling of bodies, ideas, and actions, cause a moral panic far more terrifying than the dangers of nature.

All the recurring calls to regenerate and renovate the city, or at least the more disturbing parts of it, are always calls to expel the devil. The words that are used for it – culture, order, law – are apotropaic, like psalms or mantras that are pronounced in order to contrast the Evil by evoking its opposite, a ‘Good’ as imaginary and dreamlike as the other. Urban renewal is an exorcism: it aims to chase the demons away, to kill the unwanted and uninvited ‘others’, to purify the body of the city, and to return it clean and renovated to its legitimate owners – those imaginary and neutral ‘subjects’ to whom public space is thought to belong.

No violence is too much, to achieve this task. Whoever tries to oppose the sacred duty to chase away the Evil one, will be considered as dangerous as those who defended the witches, the sabbas, or heresy.

Other cities, other demons:

  • Chiara ZANASI (2016) Demoni e metropoli, Manifestolibri, on the christian exorcist father Amorth, active in Rome until few years ago. A presentation of the book by Stefano Portelli, in a conference in the University of Rome.
  • Federica DI GIACOMO (2016) “Liberami“, documentary on the exorcist father Cataldo, active in Palermo. Here’s a critique to the movie by another exorcist, father Dermine.
  • Andrew Alan JOHNSON (2014), Ghosts of the New City, University of Hawaii Press. Ghosts pentrated into the imaginary of the old buildings in Chiang Mai (Thailand); but the new urbanization are not free from evil either.
  • Michael HERZFELD (2016), Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok, University of Chicago Press. In Bangkok, however, residents of the ancient settlement of Pom Mahakan, under eviction, claim their right to stay, as the guardians of the shrines to the ancestors of the city. The spirits that protect the city would not agree with the demolition of the neighborhood.
  • Ernesto DE MARTINO (2009 (1959)) Magic, A Theory From The South. HAU Books recently translated into English this classic of the great Italian ethnographer, whose original title was South and Magic. The complete text is available online! And here’s a review by Stefano Portelli in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2017 [PDF]. The book includes an extraordinary chapter on popular magic in Naples and on the ambivalence of Italian Enlightenment towards it. Another very important work is its posthumous book, incomplete: La fine del mondo (Einaudi, 1977).

Totes les ciutats estan posseïdes

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Totes les metròpoli estan intímament vinculades al diable. Totes neixen per a contrastar el terror a la natura salvatge, el perill del no-habitat, però totes traeixen aquesta tasca, i al seu si proliferen forces encara més perverses que les que es proposaven combatre.

Tutte le città sono possedute

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Tutte le metropoli sono intrinsecamente legate al diavolo. Le città nascono per contrastare il terrore della natura selvaggia, il pericolo del non abitato, e nel loro centro hanno un axis mundi che protegge dal male. Ma invariabilmente tradiscono questo loro compito, e nel loro seno proliferano forze ancora più perverse di quelle che si proponevano di combattere.
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