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Proximité/Extimité

«Je propose d’appeler “extimité” le mouvement qui pousse chacun à mettre en avant une partie de sa vie intime, autant physique que psychique. Ce mouvement est longtemps passé inaperçu bien qu’il soit essentiel à l’être humain. Il consiste dans le désir de communiquer sur son monde intérieur. Mais ce mouvement serait incompréhensible s’il ne s’agissait que “d’exprimer”. Si les gens veulent extérioriser certains éléments de leur vie, c’est pour mieux se les approprier en les intériorisant sur un autre mode grâce aux échanges qu’ils suscitent avec leurs proches. Read more

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Fragile bonds of sharing

«We are not a crowd on a station’s platform»: Nancy has long been thinking about being-with, that is the relation that binds us to each other. It is an existential bond that has nothing to do with a community in whose name «the humanity […] has shown an unexpected ability to self-destruction» [1]. Against such kind of community (destructive, dominant and encompassing), the French philosopher draws a «different kind of community»: something that is not only a man-made product, an effect or an opera, nor a group of individuals who have something in common, but «a place where people are accidentally in common» [2].

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Communal urbanism

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How should we live together? is the central question of this 18th issue of MONU on the topic of “Communal Urbanism”, focusing on contemporary communal living in cities.

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Sharing economy

6,8 % mobilità –  6,5% alloggio condiviso – 6,3% scambio/baratto – 6,3% scambio di idee – 5,2% raccolta di fondi – 5,2% pratiche sportive – 5,0% prestazioni professionali. Queste le percentuali di uso di servizi di sharing economy da un’indagine campionaria di Duepuntozero/Doxa che sarà presentata a Sharitaly, una manifestazione dedicata all’economia collaborativa che si terrà a Milano, il 29 novembre prossimo, presso l’Università Cattolica. Ben pubblicizzata e celebrata fino a divenire nuova frontiera, la sharing economy tiene assieme cose molto diverse, il cui tratto comune è la disponibilità a mettere in comune beni e servizi. Read more

Esperienze abitative differenti nella seconda metà della vita

Il 3 dicembre prossimo, presso la Sala Bobbio della Città di Torino in via Corte d’Appello 16, si terrà il convegno ” Esperienze abitative differenti nella seconda metà della vita – Attitudes toward different ways of living in the second part of life” organizzato dall’ associazione di promozione sociale CoAbitare (www.coabitare.org) e dall’associazione culturale Casematte (www.casematte.it)

On 3rd December, at the Bobbio Hall of the City of Turin  in Corte d’Appello 16 street, will be held the conference “ Attitudes toward different ways of living in the second part of life” organized by association of social promotion CoAbitare (http://www.coabitare.org) and by the cultural association Casematte (http://www.casematte.it)

Immagine convegno Casematte

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Taking stock

After two years of empirical research on case studies in eight European cities, after several didactic exercises and many opportunities to discuss the hypothesis and the results of the research within public debates, we’re now reformulating the question that underlies the research: can the sharing redraw, albeit metaphorically, the contemporary city? It seems to us that this question can’t be resolved through an enthusiastic adherence to the principles and to the ways of the sharing, much less sharing can be considered a frivolous expression of some minority groups who belong to a good social and cultural condition. The sharing sometimes marks the conquest of a new urbanity. Other times, it marks a secession. If its ambition is to take the place of the conflict, of the rules and the rights of the modern city, then we can say that this ambition is disproportionate. But we can’t even relegate the sharing within a sort of club activity. In our research three different issues have emerged as significant aspects to set up the question. Below, they are just stated, also because their development is witnessed by many materials that are stored in this blog. Read more

Taking stock

After two years of empirical research on case studies in eight European cities, after several didactic exercises and many opportunities to discuss the hypothesis and the results of the research within public debates, we’re now reformulating the question that underlies the research: can the sharing redraw, albeit metaphorically, the contemporary city?

It seems to us that this question can’t be resolved through an enthusiastic adherence to the principles and to the ways of the sharing, much less sharing can be considered a frivolous expression of some minority groups who belong to a good social and cultural condition. The sharing sometimes marks the conquest of a new urbanity. Other times, it marks a secession. If its ambition is to take the place of the conflict, of the rules and the rights of the modern city, then we can say that this ambition is disproportionate. But we can’t even relegate the sharing within a sort of club activity.

In our research three different issues have emerged as significant aspects to set up the question. Below, they are just stated, also because their development is witnessed by many materials that are stored in this blog.

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Spazi di condivisione. Una nuova città?

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Sabato 14 settembre 2013, in piazza XX Settembre a Modena, Cristina Bianchetti terrà una Lectio dal titolo “Spazi di condivisione. Una nuova città?”. L’iniziativa rientra nell’ambito degli incontri organizzati per il Festival della filosofia di Modena.

 

On Semptember 14th 2013, at piazza XX Settembre in Modena, Cristina Bianchetti will give a lecture entitled “Shared spaces. A new city?”. The initiative is  a part of “Festival della Filosofia” organized by the Municipality of Modena.

 

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Spaces of sharing. A new city?

During the 2013 edition of  “festivalfilosofia”, Cristina Bianchetti will be invited to speak about “Spaces of sharing. A new city?” (Modena, September 14, 2013, Piazza XX Settembre, 10 am).

The 2013 edition of the festival, from September 13 to 15, will be devoted to the topic of love. It aims at reconstructing a lexicon whereby love can be seen in its relational dimension. Several aspects will be dealt with in the lectures programme, including the “powers of the soul” (that is to say the relationship between emotions, passions and empathy), the “transitive” and “intransitive” love, emphasizing the recognition or conversely the narcissism of sentimental relationships, the “politics of love”, with the central role of otherness in the public sphere, and the “myths of love”, stories and images on the inexhaustible and sometimes paradoxical character of the love experience.

http://www.festivalfilosofia.it/2013/programma.pdf

Spaces of sharing. A new city? – abstract :

A Plan-les-Ouates, nei sobborghi di Ginevra, una dozzina di famiglie progetta una casa comune secondo principi ecologici, energetici e di vita condivisa: Read more

Tactical Urbanism

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In 2011 Mike Lydon has published “Tactical Urbanism”, a digital pamphlet, which had a surprising success in term of downloads. Presenting some North-American cases, the author suggests that a new approach to urban design is emerging, based on small-scale and short-term interventions. A similar publication, with Latin American cases, has been launched in Santiago de Chile in June 2013. Even if some arguments appear simplistic, those pamphlets present clearly some tendencies, which can be found in many architectural magazines and design blogs.

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