“Thus in the fierceness and intensity of its desire it buries its teeth in its own flesh, not knowing that it always injures only itself, revealing in this form through the medium of individuation the conflict with itself which it bears in its inner nature. Tormentor and tormented are one.”
A. Schopenhauer, “The World as Will and Representation”
LIMITI URBANI is a workshop organized by VERSO (ex UNIVERSUD) together with CITER and under the patronage of the Architecture Department “Biagio Rossetti” (University of Ferrara) that has taken place from november, 25 to november, 28 2015.
The key idea of LIMITI URBANI was to bring international topics as the ones of urban informality and international cooperation within a transversal framework of debate between students and professors, by using a mixed format of lectures and labs.
The workshop began from the premise that the city, historically, can be considered the place where people organise themselves collectively in order to achieve better a good way of living.
However, the current process of urbanisation and creation of urban space is often formed with exclusionary and predatory principles that forget the centrality of people-centered development.
“LIMITI URBANI” sought to question whether the spatial, social or legal integration and recognition of marginalised parts of the city should be considered a prerequisite for the sustainable future of urban societies, even if only from an economic standpoint and development.