Urban Crisis Storytelling: idioms and forms of city’s equilibrium integrating the uncertainty

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I will present two years of experience as a PhD researcher on the thesis “European city: Fundamentals and images of its Krisis”. I made an anthology of narrations accompanying projects “ for”, “against”, “between” crisis. How do these tells make urban government frameworks pass from the paradigm of “finality” to the paradigm of “intentionality”? Mixing functional rationality (biological sciences) and intentional rationality (social sciences), Urban Studies create the condition to reshape equilibrium. From the consciousness that the total outcome doesn't satisfy everyone's interest, negative externalities are something to be controlled. Like Odysseus b inds himself to not hear the Mermaids, reducing the field of action, we reduce the unpredictability. The problem of operationalization of the concept of crisis reveals the contraposition of two genealogies of thoughts; the one considered dominant and the other in objection. If we give the attribute of “feminine” to the genealogy of thought in opposition, we find some important concepts: empathy, contradiction, anachronism, otherness, cosmogony. Recognising the historical genealogies of this thought I want discuss the lexicon of the tension between patriarchal language and a feminine way of access to reality. How does the triad work/efficacy/example change? May this manage European city in order to integrate the uncertainty? Keywords: crisis; feminine; European city; storytelling
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