Living, Inhabitants, Houses

Fabrizio Paone / Angelo Sampieri (eds.)

16.5 × 22 cm
304 pages, 118 col. and b/w ill.
ISBN 978-3-86859-716-5


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At the beginning of the economic crisis in 2007, housing became a central commodity in the short-circuit system of mortgages granted to private individuals and businesses. In the aftermath of the crisis, and in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, housing—as a right, in its most radical form—re-emerged due to local housing, migration, and health emergencies. In light of an eclipse of a general discourse on housing, a new secular and international ethics arose, both foreign and superior to nation states. This book returns to a broader notion of housing: using metaphors of sanitary and salvific reinstatement, it retrieves case studies from the 1950s for re-conceptualizing the housing question in contemporary architecture and visual arts.

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