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Macrosession 3. Non-adaptiveness and Immobility

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Committee: Cristina Cuneo (Politecnico di Torino – DIST), Sergio Onger (Università di Brescia), Caterina Giannattasio (SIRA – Società Italiana per il Restauro dell’Architettura, Università di Cagliari), Simon Gunn (Centre for Urban History (CUH), University of Leicester), David Graham Shane (Columbia University GSAAP, USA).

Reporting: Sergio Onger (Università di Brescia).

In urban history there have always been cases of cities in which their inability or impossibility to adapt has led to their decline, if not to their death. Crises have not always been challenges won or opportunities seized. They can produce immobility and conflicts. Sometimes a city’s government has responded inadequately, leading to its irreversible decline. In parallel, urban crises of all kinds have often required limits on mobility, states of sequestration, isolation and enclosure. Immobility, isolation, non-adaptiveness in physical, social and urban terms are the key-issues this session addresses.

More specifically the macrosession will include (but it will not be limited to):