To deepen the theme of the transformations of the cities, of urban life styles and of social and communicative relations in the metropolitan contexts. To accompany the student in a path of critical reflection on the dynamics and the social conflicts emerging in the everyday life environment.
Title: The transformations of the city: fears, conflicts and participation
The transformations of the cities and of urban forms in the contemporary world. The changes in the social composition, the exposition to differences and the fear of the Other. The ecological and political dynamics in the urban contexts. Fears, insecurities and the emergence of the “gated communities”. Conflicts, acknowledgment and reconstruction of social ties and of trust. The participative democracy and the innovative governance practices in the cities.
During the course a thematic bibliography will be provided.
Frontal and interactive lessons.
Thematic investigations by students.