CASE: THE ZINE

A Public Program, three appointments, three zines – one for each meeting. CASE is listenable and also readable. You can find it at BASE and here, in digital format.

It is printed in the VerySeri art printing workshop with two-color silkscreen on Sappi Raw 115g paper, a high quality coated paper certified by FSC and PEFC provided by Paper&People.

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“Camps as Trans-Local Commons” by Pelin Tan — From the series Refugee Heritage conversations one-flux,July 2017

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What trans-local commoning practices could exist between urbanized camps such as Dheisheh or Al-Fawar in Palestine and those recently established…

“I am here” by Laila Sit Aboha. Editorial introduction for Arab Pop, Spring 2023

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As an adage widely attributed to Nagib Mahfuz goes, “your home is not where you were born. Home is where…

Instagram post published by @abitare_in_via_padova on Dec 22, 2023

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In the last two days we have witnessed the ignition of a significant debate on the pages of Corriere della…

Artist Marta Rosler on her work “Housing Is a Human Right”, realized in March 1989

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Quest’opera è stata realizzata su commissione del Public Art Fund nel 1989, nell’ambito della serie Messages to the Public. Dal…

“Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism, Part I” by Martha Rosler. June 2011

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Throughout the 1960s, as former metropolitan empires schemed, struggled, and strong-armed to secure alternative ways to maintain cheap access to…

“The Future of Nostalgia” by  Svetlana Boym, 2001 as published on monumenttotransformation.org

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The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots: νόστος, nóstos (“return home”) and ἄλγος, álgos (“longing”). I would define it…

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“Grape-picking against land-grabbing” by forty five degrees (Berta Gutiérrez Casaos, Lea Hobson and Alkistis Thomidou)

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Sunday 28th of August 2022, Château d’Esclans, Var, France Monoculture is the best friend of monopoly culture, this is something…

Extracts from “Unbreathed air, 1956 : Alison and Peter Smithson’s House of the Future” by Beatriz Colomina, 2004

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The primary role of the house is to filter out the world and produce a quasi-theological encounter with an empty…

Extracts from “For Opacity” by Édouard Glissant, 1990

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If we examine the process of “understanding” people and ideas from the perspective of Western thought, we discover that its…

Extracts from the report produced after the workshop “Abitare Stanca”, led by Sarah Gainsforth, Enrico Gargiulo, Francesca Cognetti, Thomas Miorin, which took place in Trento, in March 2023

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The color line. Social and housing policies must deal with structural racism: active anti-racist policies are needed, which make the…

Quinta Monroy Incremental Housing Project by Elemental (Alejandro Aravena, Gonzalo Arteaga, Juan Cerda, Victor Oddó, and Diego Torres), 2003, as featured in the exhibition catalogue of Broken Nature, The XXII Triennale di Milano.

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Tasked by the Chilean government to settle a hundred families in 5,000 square metres, Elemental (Chile, est. 2001) championed an…

Extracts from “Instituciones Evanescentes – Consideraciones Politicas sobre la Arquitectura Itinerante” by Marina Otero Verzier, 2016

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In March 1969, the Japanese SP (Space Design) magazine published the article Capsule Declaration by Japanese architect Kisho Kurosawa, one…

Mahmoud Darwish

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Out of my ignorance, I called you a homeland and I forgot homelands are taken away.

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“Convivialist Manifesto. A declaration of interdependence”

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Convivialism is the term used to describe all those elements in existing systems of belief, secular or religious, that help…

“Against Space: Place, Movement, Knowledge” by Tim Ingold, 2011

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My contention is that lives are led not inside places but through, around, to; and, from there, from and to…

“The Autonomist Anomaly” by Felice Moramarco, 2023. Text accompanying an exhibition of the same name at Ithaca College, US.

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(…) Rejecting state authority, organisational discipline, sexual repression, institutional hierarchies, political representation, and the detrimental exercise of power, Autonomia tirelessly…

“Support Structures” by Celine Condorelli, 2009

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Everything starts from this intuition: that what I define as support structures can release potential, and that support is not…

“Caliban and the Witch” by Silvia Federici, 2004

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The Anabaptists, politically, represented a fusion of “the late medieval social movements and the new anti-clerical movement sparked off by…

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In practice. Architects Against Housing Alienation

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Walk along the downtown streets of any major city in c\a\n\a\d\a and you will see people living on pavements, under…

The Southern Thruway (2023)

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Shared households have become a common living arrangement for many young adults, often driven by economic constraints. However, for some,…

Text by Salvatore Peluso (DOPO? space)

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«It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of the single-family house».A note penned by…

Extracts from a text penned by philosopher Emanuele Coccia for the Triennale Milano in 2020 reflecting on the concept of ecology and home

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(…) Sars-Cov-2, this tiny fairy-tale creature (or rather SF creature) has not killed hundreds of thousands of lives, but has…

Extracts from the text “Against white violence, the home as the only refuge”

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(…) The space of the home has long been analysed by Western white feminism as the primary place of segregation…

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