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La Cecla

Marzo 2021 - I ed. 1993
prefazione di Paul K. Feyerabend
208 pp.
EAN 9788833021195
Mente locale [Local Mind]

Foreword by Paul K. Feyerabend

Mente locale, a very peculiar Italian expression, literally “Local mind”, is the common ability in all cultures and individuals to make sense of space, to create mental maps that allow humans to meaningfully live within space. It is a skill that we acquire, just like language, movement or music, which allows us to imagine and change the space we live in, to make “use” it. Today, such continuous interaction between us and the environment is often reduced to mere consumption. And this is in turn further alienated by “experts of space”: architects, politicians, bureaucrats. Though latent, the “local mind” is always ready to take advantage of any crack in the bureaucratic system to express itself. For instance, in Palermo (Sicily) with the “revolts of the courtyards”, or in Terrasini where fishermen project their vital space even across the Atlantic. But it is also an expression of the dreams of ubiquity we all today seem to share.

Franco La Cecla, anthropologist and urban planner, has taught Cultural Anthropology in Berkeley, Paris, Venice, Bologna, and Milan.
rassegna stampa
Fri 16 Apr 2021 - Il quotidiano del sud
Mente locale
Mon 20 Jul 2015 - Internazionale
Sat 28 May 2011 - Il Tirreno
Facciamo mente locale e costruiamo i nostri spazi
Sun 24 Apr 2011 - Il tempo.it
Presentazioni con l'autore
Thu 14 Apr 2011 - TuttoMilano
Mente Locale e In altro mare
Thu 14 Apr 2011 - Repubblica Scaffale
Mente Locale e In altro mare
Wed 13 Apr 2011 - Vivimilano
Fri 18 Mar 2011 - Il Foglio
L'incubo non solo giapponese di un medioevo prossimo venturo
Tue 16 Sep 2008 - Il Giornale dell'Umbria
L'architettura è un progetto inutile
Mente locale indice e nuova introduzione - pdf