The thesis focuses on Chelas neighborhood, in Lisbon, and it deconstructs this part of the city within five explorations aimed to bring out particular characteristics of the place. The explorations follow different methods of inquiry and adopt different tools through an approach that doesn’t allow questions with precise answers as it doesn’t admit solutions that could solve the complexity within a pacified and unified scenario. The aim is not to decrease ambitions and possibilities of the traditional urban project. It is aimed to discuss, in a context deeply signed by the economic and demographic European crisis, the potential of impossible projects, the ineffectiveness of remedial politics, the need for strong and decisive actions.
Leonardo Ramondetti (Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, Politecnico di Torino, A.A. 2013/2014. Relatore: Angelo Sampieri)