Paesaggi abusivi in Sicilia

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The question unauthorized building in Sicily can be read as part of a wider phenomenon, that of a little planned expansion and consists of a large amount of built mostly residential buildings, between the 60s and 80s, from small entrepreneurs or individuals, and that gave rise to the relevant dimensionally city parts. These buildings or urban settlements, that they remain fragmented and incomplete, are recognizable by materials, poverty of speech, as a predominant construction technique. A large part of them were originally made outside the prescribed planning rules, but over time have produced fabrics and landscapes where it is now no longer so easy, and from certain points of view even helpful, to distinguish them and enuclearli precisely the context, as continuous material becoming, in fact: - Many buildings, never completed, are always susceptible to changes / additions. - There is a continuous change in the status of the buildings, from abusive legal, sometimes repeated for subsequent abuse and amnesties. - The legal and administrative procedures give rise to a range of intermediate situations between the final return in the sphere of law and the execution of demolition. - The life that gradually has been consolidated in these areas and some sporadic action redevelopment is continuously changing boundary conditions. After a wave of research and scientific reflection sull'abusivismo in Sicily in the '80s, who began a census and a study on the issues related to it: self-construction, lack of housing, the need for new infrastructure and plans, Today the interest in the issue seems much more scarce and fragmentary. The term itself, even at the administrative level, seems to have become taboo, better to speak of breaches, violations and not of abusiveness, a word that seems to connote as an overall culture that simple episodes coldly which are the following, enforceable and therefore solvable. An apparent habit of not "see" has now had the upper hand: the question has complicated legal aftermath, awkward political implications, its physical form is for buildings often considered ugly because naked, mutilated, amputated, degraded. A basic material not very inviting for the more interested architectural culture to high works and cultured. Yet if you decide to begin to "see" this matter is necessary to do so with the detachment necessary to discover the merits or even the things that can unexpectedly teach. The moments when the illegal exit this invisibility and conquer the media attention are related to environmental campaigns, targeted to the demolition of so-called eco-monsters, waited in a kind of voyeuristic collective revenge. This attention episodic obscures the most popular size in the of unauthorized children landscapes territory, which, unresolved, still pose us questions. The state of suspension in which there are many real estate: to demolish, but not demolished, is paradoxically increase the degradation not only of buildings but also of the immediate surrounding areas. The same demolition, justified based purely legal, sometimes even self-defeating, because it implemented in fabrics for the rest consolidated. often also the demolition merely a violent action carried out by bulldozers, aimed to undo the visible part of the building, without posing the question of what will happen next to the remains of rubble and foundations (v. seafront Carini (PA)): as give a new meaning to what is left? The dramatic nature of certain natural disasters which have caused in some cases the loss of life causes accele
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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