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Territories in Crisis. Architecture and Urbanism Facing Changes in Europe

Territories in Crisis.
Architecture and Urbanism
Facing Changes in Europe

Cristina Bianchetti | Elena Cogato Lanza | Agim Enver Kercuku | Angelo Sampieri | Angioletta Voghera

Published by JOVIS Verlag GmbH, 2015 | ISBN 978-3-86859-3

Europe’s current crisis is also a crisis of the European city. Economic, social, and political insecurities have changed our perception of territories, institutions, and forms of living, and have dramatically weakened the complex interactions within Europe. They have also compromised the reshaping of our physical landscape. Yet, the crisis is also creating new opportunities for urban transformation, urban practices, and forms of participation.



Based on case studies from Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, and Switzerland, 
Territories in Crisis describes the countless challenges faced by European Cities from historical, sociological, and economic perspectives and sets them in relation to existing and potential forms of urbanity. Territories in Crisis aims to develop a new European framework for architecture and urban planning in the era of crisis.


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTON
Crumbling Territories: Rules, Rights and Values | 9
Cristina Bianchetti

POSITIONS
State of Crisis and the Project: The Horizontal Metropolis | 22
Paola Viganò 
Designing in Flanders | 30
Bernardo Secchi, Paola Viganò
Regulation Crisis, Polarization, and Inequalities | 40
Arnaldo Bagnasco
On the Economic Base of the European City | 49
Antonio Calafati
Architecture and Heritage | 63
Susanna Caccia Gherardini, Carlo Olmo
Pioneers | 75
Laura Cantarella

TERRITORIES IN CRISIS

1. HERITAGE AND RUINS
Minor Heritage | 106
Angioletta Voghera 
Urban Surplus | 116 
Michele Cerruti But 
Productive Playgrounds | 125
Giulia Setti 
The Fordis City After the Factory | 135 
Ianira Vassallo 

2. CONFLICTS AND SHARING 
Social Protagonism in the Technocratic Spiral | 146
Angelo Sampieri 
Founding New Urbanism | 154
Silvia Calastri, Elisabet Roca 
Scenes from "The Right Not To Be Excluded" | 164 
Verena Lenna 
Real Estate Devalorization and Conflict | 175
Laura Martini 

3. INTIMITÉ AND EXTIMITÉ
New Functionalisms and Disembodied Spaces | 186
Cristina Bianchetti 
Public Spaces as the Space of Differences | 195 
Elena Cogato Lanza, Luca Pattaroni 
Deintensifying Space | 204
Patrizia Toscano 
Modern Urban Interiors | 212 
Simone Rubero, Sara Cristina Zanforlin 
The City as a Prototype: A Frame For Pragmatic Social Action | 222
Darío Negueruela Del Castillo 

4. PIONEERS AND HEIRS 
Democratic and Oligarchic Goods | 234
Agim Kërçuku
Optional Urbanity | 245
Giacomo Pettenati 
The Invention of a Legacy | 254
Dafne Regis 
Maintaining The Modern Neighborhood | 263
Elisabetta M. Bello 
One Pioneer, Many Legacies | 274 
Fabrizio Paone 

5. FUNCTIONALISM AND VISION 
The Legacy of Cadre de vie | 286 
Elena Cogato Lanza 
A Scenographic Look at the Peripheries | 295
Antoine Vialle 
Postcar Spaces | 304
Farzaneh Bahrami 
The End of the Postmodern City | 312 
Daniele Vazquez Pizzi 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 
Acknowledgements | 324
Contributors | 326 


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Cristina Bianchetti, Professor of Urbanism at the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino | Elena Cogato Lanza, Senior Scientist at the Laboratory of Urbanism (Lab-U), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Agim Kërçuku, PhD candidate in Urbanism, Università IUAV di VeneziaAngelo Sampieri, Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Interuniversity Department of of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino | Angioletta Voghera, Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Interuniversity Department of of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino.