Post pandemic cities: Leaving toxicity behind, learning from resilient territories
To face the combination of crisis we are living in the planet, it is important to recognize the inherent toxicity of a model based on coumpound growth and accumulation in one side, and on the other on the colonization of built space by finance. Rent seeking landscapes have defined the destiny of cities and territories promoting massive disposessions, But, for each displacement a new emplacement based on promoting and protecting life and prosperity under scarce resources has emerged. Those emplacements, taken as the failure of planning, require urgent attention, affection, recognition and appreciation. They demand their own spaces and the creation of their own cultural landscapes and emblematic geographies. They require, for example, a resumption of the relationship with nature, its cycles and limits and, therefore, a resumption of the signs of the earth (are these possible directions for resilience?). Moreover they demand the joint construction of new forms of socio-political organisation and the rupture with a model that, by its very nature and purpose, consumes natural resources to feed its hunger fo financial assets in a scale never seen before. To survive, going through the environmental crisis, of political and civilising representation that plagues the planet, prototyping possible futures today through experimentation and creative imagination seems to me the way to build new utopias.
Speaker: Raquel Rolnik
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