In the sprawl city the necessary relationship between residence/work places/public spaces are confused and the individual houses or the collective consume our territories producing places not longer for humans but for consumers. The contemporary city lost its identity places and is built as a set of "impermeable enclosures", seeking more and more to homologation: the public and collective spaces "representative of a society" are diluted and often lost in a dispersion of private places that reproduce themselves always the same at all latitudes. The explosion of contemporary megalopolis (e.g. those in the Far or Middle East) determines living condition based on forgetful experiences of movement, bigness and immeasurable. It is, in an apparent paradox with our global dimension, the hypostasis of pure repetition renouncing critical differences. Is it still possible to oppose this "loss of form", this delirium/metastasis, which is eroding and consuming the land confusing its peculiarities and identities and abnegating any possible reformulation and rationalization of an idea of city for humanity? Despite the inability to define a contemporary forma urbis - accomplished and defined - however the architectural aim is still define some "fragments" that allude to a "possible order". The paper presents a theoretical research activity carried out jointly by philosophers and architects about new realism and architecture of the city and some urban project that try to realize this approach still believing that the project is the main tool in architectural and urban research.

Can the city as place for human being life still exist?

CAPOZZI, RENATO;PICONE, Adelina;VISCONTI, FEDERICA
2014

Abstract

In the sprawl city the necessary relationship between residence/work places/public spaces are confused and the individual houses or the collective consume our territories producing places not longer for humans but for consumers. The contemporary city lost its identity places and is built as a set of "impermeable enclosures", seeking more and more to homologation: the public and collective spaces "representative of a society" are diluted and often lost in a dispersion of private places that reproduce themselves always the same at all latitudes. The explosion of contemporary megalopolis (e.g. those in the Far or Middle East) determines living condition based on forgetful experiences of movement, bigness and immeasurable. It is, in an apparent paradox with our global dimension, the hypostasis of pure repetition renouncing critical differences. Is it still possible to oppose this "loss of form", this delirium/metastasis, which is eroding and consuming the land confusing its peculiarities and identities and abnegating any possible reformulation and rationalization of an idea of city for humanity? Despite the inability to define a contemporary forma urbis - accomplished and defined - however the architectural aim is still define some "fragments" that allude to a "possible order". The paper presents a theoretical research activity carried out jointly by philosophers and architects about new realism and architecture of the city and some urban project that try to realize this approach still believing that the project is the main tool in architectural and urban research.
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