Riterritorialising the informal. Subjects, intentions, practices

Journal title CRIOS
Author/s Roberta Pacelli
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/23 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 18-27 File size 242 KB
DOI 10.3280/CRIOS2022-023003
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Over the past decade informal has become an umbrella concept like a kaleidoscope of many different practices of using and appropriating territories in an unregulated way. In order to attempt outline a phenomenology of informality, two approaches are possible and both necessary: the first one, defined here as institutional approach, focuses on go- vernance processes to highlight structural dynamic that produce informal; the second one, defined here as territorial approach, focuses on subjects and their agencies to help evaluating informal practices. The article proposes a conceptual matrix to schematize informal practices from a territorial lens. Thus, from a southern Italian perspective, three informal conceptual cities were identified. Each city is materially produced and signified from three categories of subjects which are individual or collective as well as public or not.

Keywords: Informal, subaltern, policies, illegal, commons, democracy

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Roberta Pacelli, Riterritorializzare l'informale. soggetti, intenzioni, pratiche in "CRIOS" 23/2022, pp 18-27, DOI: 10.3280/CRIOS2022-023003