Landing through Informal Blue Infrastructures: the State of Exception in Planning

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This paper explore the effects of great economic success in some rural areas of Southern-Eastern Sicily. This paper argue that in this context landscape turns into a "landscape of exception". In orderto explain by wich mechanisms oppression actually occurs, I will use Agamben's concepts. The case study illustrate that also the economic power can produce a system of rules wich are spatially localized, allowing it to reshape landscape by eliminating natural preserve zones and costructing elements of dominance and control. In the case of Southern-Eastern Sicily, this is clearly manifested where planning is suspended to maintain the economic power's superiority and control over the agricultural production and the immigrant workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReti e infrastrutture dei territori contemporanei. Networks and infrastructures of contemporary territories
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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