Introduction. Quantity and stillness: the ideological speech about living - Nowadays living practices represent a field of investigation on at least two levels. On a substantive level, as cities are consistently changing and the living happens to be at the centre of this change. On a ideological level, as the living becomes a field where to affirm a dialogue that has removed conflict and disputes in favour of a pacified view. This introduction explains the reasons for a research about living practices in Turin, from a reconsideration of the two levels. It indicates the places and forms of the investigation, and it closes on a concept of living as a silent production of places. Field selections, methodological orientations and results, although expressed in a schematic form, should allow to place the contributions that follow on cases investigated by the research.
Key words: living, practices, maps, clues, places, control, urbanity.
Parole chiave: abitare, pratiche, mappe, indizi, luoghi, controllo, urbanità.