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‘An Abundance of Hats and a Shortage of Heads’. Radical Urbanism and Practices of Resistance in Latin America
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Antonio Di Campli 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2017 Fascicolo: 81 Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  8 P. 154-161 Dimensione file:  1328 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2017-081030
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In Latin America in the past decade a new generation of architects emerged, able of restoring a sense of civic value in urban design researches. They work on a new urban design tradition where wounds, ruptures, spatial and social divisions, typical in Latin America, are finally conceived as a place where to experiment new devices for social exchange, interaction and also urban densification. This tradition is characterized by extraordinary capacities of both inventing new public space and hybridization strategies between architectural typologies. Many spatial solutions proposed, moreover, correspond to the attempt of restoring specific non-colonial modes of inhabiting the city. The attempt is conceived according to a utopian attitude, marked by an excess of imagination, which describes the radical character of the contemporary Latin American city

Negli ultimi dieci anni in America Latina è emersa una nuova generazione di architetti, capace di restituire senso e valore civico alla ricerca e sperimentazione urbanistica e architettonica, attraverso una nuova tradizione di progetto urbano in cui le ferite e le scissioni spaziali e sociali che da sempre segnano lo spazio urbano latinoamericano, sono occasioni per sperimentare nuovi dispositivi di inclusione, di interazione sociale e anche di densificazione urbana. Tale tradizione mostra una straordinaria capacità di invenzione di nuovi tipo di spazio pubblico e di ibridazione tra tipologie. Molte delle soluzioni spaziali sperimentate corrispondono inoltre a un tentativo di ristabilire e rigenerare modalità non-coloniali di abitare la città. Un tentativo marcato da un atteggiamento utopico e da un eccesso di immaginazione, che descrive il carattere radicale della città latinoamericana contemporanea
Keywords: America latina; progetto urbano; città post coloniale

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Antonio Di Campli, ‘An Abundance of Hats and a Shortage of Heads’. Urbanistica radicale e pratiche di resistenza in America Latina in "TERRITORIO" 81/2017, pp. 154-161, DOI:10.3280/TR2017-081030

   

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