If only we knew anyone who spoke Italian…
PLANNING IN A HETEROGENEOUS WORLD: RE-ASSEMBLING INFORMALITY
Naples, June 12, 2013
Department of Architecture, “Federico II” University, via Forno Vecchio 36
Aula Andriello, 9 am-6 pm
This one-day conference will bring together scholars from Italy and the United States to explore the urban implications of actor-network theory. The focus will be on the networks of humans, nature, and technologies that comprise cities and without which cities could neither function nor thrive. These assemblages are the constituent forms that characterize such social concerns as sea-level rise, slum formation, informality, and inter-ethnic conflict. Assemblage thinking places action in its material context by recognizing that humans always act with both tools and nature.
Assemblage thinking also sits at the center of how we think about planning for the city. It enables us to understand how formal and informal processes emerge and function within and across the settings of city…
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