Reading Development

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The New Urban Question: A Conversation on the Legacy of Bernardo Secchi

A gesture towards bringing the work of Bernardo Secchi to a wider Anglophone audience, since little of his work has been translated into English. It reflects on his legacy by exploring his intellectual production, critical pedagogy and practice, with a special focus on the exploration of his idea of a ‘new urban question’ and the formation of his reflexive urban research praxis. The ‘new urban question’ was addressed most concertedly in his last book, and is concerned with the increasing social inequalities and spatial injustice. His urban research praxis, shaped by long-term practice and experience, voracious curiosity and acute observation, aimed to dismantle disciplinary boundaries and conventional scales, focusing on a certain idea of precision, accuracy and patience.

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