The urban interventions aimed at promoting the “right to the city” increasingly take events as their main repertoire of action, thus feeding a process of “eventification” of space which is particularly controversial with respect to neoliberal urbanism. The growing field of event studies, indeed, illustrates how the variety of minor events crowding contemporary cities may engender social inclusion, yet at the price of producing new forms of social exclusion or, similarly, can challenge neoliberal urbanism as far as they becomes complicit in its reproduction. Are such ambiguous outcomes inevitable? Where do they come from? How do they unfold? In order to address similar questions, the paper focuses on the bottom-up participation and meaning-effects of events included within a complex urban intervention, aimed at promoting the “right to the city” in a Milan, rapidly changing, wide urban area. An ethnographic outlook at two events taken as case-studies allows us to specify the “territorializaton” processes through which they unfold, thus showing how the temporality of urban interventions matter as a condition allowing individuals to practice the right to the contemporary city.

Citroni, S. (2017). Participation in urban interventions.Meaning-effects and urban citizenship in Milan Zone 4. CIDADES COMUNIDADES E TERRITÓRIOS, 34, 30-45 [10.15847/citiescommunitiesterritories.jun2017.034.art03].

Participation in urban interventions.Meaning-effects and urban citizenship in Milan Zone 4

CITRONI, SEBASTIANO
Primo
2017

Abstract

The urban interventions aimed at promoting the “right to the city” increasingly take events as their main repertoire of action, thus feeding a process of “eventification” of space which is particularly controversial with respect to neoliberal urbanism. The growing field of event studies, indeed, illustrates how the variety of minor events crowding contemporary cities may engender social inclusion, yet at the price of producing new forms of social exclusion or, similarly, can challenge neoliberal urbanism as far as they becomes complicit in its reproduction. Are such ambiguous outcomes inevitable? Where do they come from? How do they unfold? In order to address similar questions, the paper focuses on the bottom-up participation and meaning-effects of events included within a complex urban intervention, aimed at promoting the “right to the city” in a Milan, rapidly changing, wide urban area. An ethnographic outlook at two events taken as case-studies allows us to specify the “territorializaton” processes through which they unfold, thus showing how the temporality of urban interventions matter as a condition allowing individuals to practice the right to the contemporary city.
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urban intervention, events, participation, meaning-effect, temporality, territorialization
English
2017
30
45
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Citroni, S. (2017). Participation in urban interventions.Meaning-effects and urban citizenship in Milan Zone 4. CIDADES COMUNIDADES E TERRITÓRIOS, 34, 30-45 [10.15847/citiescommunitiesterritories.jun2017.034.art03].
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