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This article has been published in: Ocula 13, Architecture and Political Discourse: crossing perspectives

author: Giorgio Coratelli (Università di Siena (IT))

The Places of Marghera. Field notes for urban geology

language: italian

publication date: August 2012

abstract: In this article I analyze the founding of the city of Marghera and the industrial zone of Porto Marghera. I practice an “urban geology” to research the stratification of power relations, constitutive of their realization and dynamics. The first part is on the founding of Marghera: considering Foucault’s studies on the governance practices of the space and Deleuze’s book of Foucault, I study the project of founding of Marghera, as “garden city” and worikng-class town, to demonstrate the failure of this and describe how the power relations determine the development of residential areas. In the second part I consider Hirschman’s studies on developing economies to study the dynamics of power relations in the industial zone, especially in the ages of workers’ struggles.

keywords: discorso politico, foucault, spazi urbani, power relations, biopolitical diagram, economic connection, urban space

Articolo di G. Coratelli ➞ PDF [2,228Mb]

DOI: 10.12977/ocula12

citation information: Giorgio Coratelli, I luoghi di Marghera. Appunti per una geologia urbana, "Ocula", vol.13, n.13, August 2012. DOI: 10.12977/ocula12


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