18.12.20, 11:00 https://www.gsinu.com/programma
“The socio-political consequences of the multifaceted crisis we are currently experiencing are putting emerging forms of collective and bottom-up action that claim common spaces under tension. Participatory urban initiatives in relation to the collective/individual spheres of vulnerable communities highlight that self-organised and co-produced actions for sustainable and equitable regeneration of collective spaces can trigger effective processes of empowerment and self-sufficiency, challenging power and economic relationships on the ground and at the conceptual level. By questioning this micro-political dimension, the round table aims to discuss the experiences of researchers, professionals and activists engaged in forms of action to reflect on how future processes can be oriented to face a crisis scenario that threatens the ideas of „collaboration“, „sharing“, „coexistence“, „cooperation“. The aim is to outline how the bottom-up processes are structured and organised, how they interface with urban policy institutions and instruments and how they can address the problems of social proximity and the exacerbation of inequalities.
How can collective actions for socio-environmental claims in vulnerable contexts reshape power relations? Considering institutionalisation as incipient in every social situation enduring in time, what are the evolutionary paths and possible trajectories for micro-political collective actions? How have specific tools implemented/created to support collective instances of individuals or groups to give voice to the underrepresented (i.e. people, animals, ecosystems) produced effects that go beyond the „planned“?
The Round Table takes place during the 12th International Study Day of the Italian National Institute of Urbanism (INU) and is convened by Cristina Catalanotti, Marilena Prisco and Cristina Visconti.
Participants: MAX BECKER (tbc) Urban Lab-Medellin, TU Berlin – RITA ELVIRA ADAMO, La Rivoluzione delle Seppie – GIUSY PAPPALARDO, Università di Catania, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale – FRANCESCA GOTTI, DASTU-Department of architecture and urban studies, Politecnico di Milano – PATRICIA VENTURA, Institute of Architecture and Landscape, TU Graz – LICIA SOLDAVINI, Constructlab, TU Braunschweig