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The Other City

The Other City
History and image of urban diversity:
places and landscapes of privilege and well-being, of isolation, of poverty, and of multiculturalism

In modern and contemporary history, the city has taken account of social otherities’, namely of privileged classes, minorities, foreigners and immigrants, and of resulting cultural and religious diversity. The urban community has structured some parts of its fabric as places of political, military or class power, other parts as spaces for arrivals, for production and trade, but also for isolation, marginalization or remedy for catastrophe.
In the modern age, the image of the other' city is often falsified or even denied by rulers and powerful people for purposes of political appearance or propaganda; and if, between the eighteenth and twentieth century, new methods of representation can reveal the structure and the urban landscape in their objectivity, the city portrait still shows the contradictions of a community that sometimes includes or even enhances the diversities, other times rejects them, betraying the malaise of a difficult integration.

Macrosession A
Inclusion and exclusion policies: reflections on the communication of the image of cities from modern to contemporary ages
Annunziata Berrino, Gilles Bertrand

Macrosession B
The portrait of city and urban historical landscape as an affirmation/denial of isolation, contrast and diversity
Alfredo Buccaro, Fabio Mangone

Macrosession C
Representation of urban alterity in historical and peripheral contexts
Antonella di Luggo, Ornella Zerlenga

Macrosession D
The “other city. Interpreting and transmitting the identity of places between restoration and urban redevelopment
Aldo Aveta, Renata Picone
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