This morning I learnt that traditional butchers in Dublin used to sell only meat and lamb, if you wanted chicken you went to the poulterer…
A book chapter based on the collaborative video ethnography conducted in the former Italcementi factory in Trento has now been published in Italian in the edited book of Frisina, A. on Visual Methods of Social Research:
Manzo, Lidia K.C. (2016). “foto-Video Etnografia Collaborativa negli Spazi Urbani. La produzione di ‘Aquila Bianca’ nell’ex-Italcementi di Trento“, in Frisina, A. (ed.), Metodi Visuali di ricerca sociale, Bologna: Il Mulino (pp. 191-210). ISBN: 8815265570
The study draws from the collaborative ethnographic video produced with refugees, professional filmmakers, photographers and local activists concerned about the precarious living conditions of a group of migrants that make the former Italcementi factory their home. Placing collaboration more systematically throughout both fieldwork and the writing process, the work discusses urban research practice in the light of industrial disinvestment processes in northern Italy.
July 2016 © LKCM
A seminar by Niamh Moore-Cherry
(University College Dublin)
Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 12.00 | 13.30
Aula Master, DAStU | 5th floor
School of Architecture Urban Planning and Construction Engineering | Politecnico di Milano
As has been well documented, the year 2008 marked the demise of what had been broadly heralded as the ‘Celtic Tiger’ economic miracle as a triple crisis (financial, fiscal and banking) took hold in Ireland. While much has been written about the banking element, the recent crisis was in large part the result of complex inter-relationships between real-estate, financial, planning and banking interests, concentrated particularly in urban settings. Norris and Byrne (2014) argue that one of the fundamental causes of the crisis in Ireland was planning and housing policy. The failures of the property sector, and the inadequacy of government policy in steering it appropriately, are perhaps best illustrated in the phenomenon of unfinished estates (Kitchin et al., 2014). Fox-Rogers and Murphy (2013) argue however that it is not just planning policy but the operation of planning – both formal and informal – that demand more intense scrutiny. This paper examines the operation of planning in Dublin before, during and after the crisis. It highlights two key issues facing the development of the city-region today: derelict space and lack of affordable housing supply. The paper illustrates the poor governance arrangements that underpinned planning in the city before 2008 and considers whether any substantive changes have been made that might impact on addressing the challenges currently faced.
Introduction and discussion: Lidia Manzo – Maynooth University and Politecnico di Milano (DAStU)
Discussants: Guido Anselmi – Università di Milano Bicocca, Marta Cordini – Politecnico di Milano (DAStU), and Francesca Oleari – Università Cattolica di Milano
Surveilling the “proprietary powers”: Investigating urban image making as a process of ownership
@ISIA, Urbino (Italy) – August 28th 2015
David Chapin (CUNY Graduate Center), Lidia K.C. Manzo (Politecnico Milan), Scott Lizama (CUNY Graduate Center)
Civita, Cairo, Dubai, Bangalore, and Amsterdam: a fabulous panel session!