Housing emergency and informal practices. The case of Rome.

Author/s Rossana Galdini
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/112 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 18-28 File size 417 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2017-112003
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The paper provides a short overview on the housing emergency in Italy and focuses attention on the case of Rome, where the struggles for the right to the city are rooted in a tradition of grassroots participation. It analyzes the experience of Metropoliz, in the area of Tor Sapienza, an informal and self made practice, a symbolic place where people, from different countries cohabit. Metropoliz beyond being a visible space of struggle, occupation and marginalization, is an example of Informal Urbanism and an urban laboratory of political, social and artistic sperimentation.

Keywords: Housing, crisis, informal practices, auto-production, urban laboratory, emergency.

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Rossana Galdini, Emergenza abitativa e pratiche informali. Il caso di Roma in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 112/2017, pp 18-28, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2017-112003