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Civita
Without Adjectives or Other Specifications
Foreword by Giorgio Agamben
Translated by Nunzia Bossa and Sylvia Adrian Notini
ISBN 9788822920188
2023, pp. 400
166x240 mm, hardcover
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The history of Civita di Bagnoregio throbs in the relentless movement of change and metamorphosis. Such is the nature of this wounded territory: collapse and reconstruction, abandonment and repopulation, vital links that are broken and new relationships that are interwoven with one another. Whenever defeat has seemed inevitable, the hamlet has always breathed anew. A new ability to inhabit.
Civita is thus a place where time is circular: a time when death foreshadows a periodical re-establishment of the pre-existing. It is this cyclical conception that allows Civita’s land to signify death. To be its travel companion. After all, Civita’s history has always been that of a place capable of transforming death into a living place.
But history is familiar with sudden lacerations. Now that commodification has engulfed every aspect of life in the hamlet, death has divested itself of its sacred nature and been reduced to a spectacularized icon. In this new and tragic frontier of the irremediable, Civita has expelled life and its capacity for regeneration. That living that was at one time firmly connected to the land is coming apart in the absence of actions that can cast ahead and into the future what exists.

Indice
  • Foreword, by Giorgio Agamben
  • Civita Without Adjectives or Other Specifications
  • Motherland and Stepmotherland
    • On the edge of two mysteries
    • A dramatically prophetic landscape
    • The commotion of the land
    • Incessant and minute industriousness
    • Attachment to the land
    • A small and fragile road
    • A concern that leaves a mark
    • The black. What does not change
    • Tamed fatigue
    • Look, if I can be of use then let me live
    • Turning condemnation into expectation
    • Animal, friend and brother
    • No shade to offer relief
    • A moderate contentment
    • Minimal biographical episodes
    • Silent euthanasia
    • Careless fragility
    • Something fallen out of time
  • The safeguarding of fire
  • Adopted Land
    • Astra Zarina
    • A very large stone fireplace
    • Straight posture
    • Learning by doing
    • Breaking away from forgetfulness
    • Epistemological revolutions
    • Intercultural learning
    • Worker and weaver bee
    • Until the spirits allow me to buy it
    • Luxury is what my mind allowed me to do
    • The devil has arrived
    • The herald of otherness
    • The Marchesa’s court
    • Looking for what went missing
    • Snobbish revival?
    • A project for an abandoned hamlet
    • Threats of expropriation
    • Few reassurances, lots of discontent
    • The flagship
  • New ignitions
  • Show Land
    • A new industry
    • Keeping it real
    • A crystallized past
    • Museumization
    • De-realizing images
    • Epidemics of the imaginary
    • The Thanatos show
    • We’re not the members of some Zulu tribe
    • Commodification
    • Civita as a model
    • If this is a city
    • Don’t blame the tourists
    • Funereal lamentation
    • Unsustainable growth
    • The sword of an angel’s destiny
    • Epilogue
  • The adoration of the ashes
  • Postscript
  • My thanks I wish to give
  • List of Illustrations
L'autore
Giovanni Attili

IT. Giovanni Attili è professore associato di Urbanistica presso la Sapienza Università di Roma, dove insegna Sviluppo sostenibile e Analisi dei sistemi urbani e territoriali. È da anni impegnato in ricerche legate all’analisi urbana e in sperimentazioni di processi progettuali capaci di favorire lo sviluppo del legame sociale con l’apprendimento e lo scambio del sapere. Tra le sue pubblicazioni: Rappresentare la città dei migranti (Jaca Book, Milano 2008), Il pianeta degli urbanisti (con Enzo Scandurra, DeriveApprodi, Roma 2013), Where Strangers Become Neighbours (con Leonie Sandercock, Springer, Dordrecht 2009), Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning (con Leonie Sandercock, Springer, Dordrecht 2010), Civita senza aggettivi e senza altre specificazioni (Quodlibet, Macerata 2020, ed. eng. Civita Without Adjectives or Other Specifications, Quodlibet, Macerata 2023) and Civitonia. Riscrivere la fine o dell’arte del capovolgimento (with Silvia Calderoni, Rome: Nero Editions, 2022).

EN. Giovanni Attili is associate professor of Urban Planning at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he teaches Sustainable Development and Analysis of Urban and Territorial Systems. For many years his research has focused on urban analysis and experiments in planning processes capable of fostering the development of the social link with learning and the exchange of knowledge. His publications include: Rappresentare la città dei migranti (Milan: Jaca Book, 2008), Il pianeta degli urbanisti (with Enzo Scandurra, Rome: DeriveApprodi, 2013), Where Strangers Become Neighbours (with Leonie Sandercock, Dordrecht: Springer, 2009), Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning (with Leonie Sandercock, Dordrecht: Springer, 2010), Civita senza aggettivi e senza altre specificazioni (Macerata: Quodlibet, 2020, ed. eng. Civita Without Adjectives or Other Specifications, Macerata: Quodlibet, 2023) and Civitonia. Riscrivere la fine o dell’arte del capovolgimento (with Silvia Calderoni, Rome: Nero Editions, 2022).

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