The subject of this paper is the concept of communication linked to that of action. After a brief introduction to the concept of communication as an action, the author has highlighted the performative side of communication, linking it to an institutional problem. An example of this is the research conducted by the Italian linguist and semiologist Patrizia Violi (1949-) on museum institutions of trauma sites. Finally, the author has unraveled the relationship between risk and repetition of anthropogenesis, a dialectic that appeared in the work of the Italian anthropologist Ernesto de Martino who, as we will see, does not concern only a magical-religious context, but also emerges in situations of post-disaster experience, with the so-called "emergency rites", up to pervade every aspect of our daily life, becoming, that is to say, a permanent anthropological risk.
Key words: risk, repetition, anthropogenesis, communication, institutions.
Keywords: Risk, repetition, anthropogenesis, communication, institutions.