Shareable city, regenerated by making
Free (open access)
Volume 12 (2017), Issue 3
388 - 394
C. CELLUCCI & M. DI SIVO
Today, most theories on the regeneration of the territory and the built environment are based on the paradigm of scarcity, i.e. the conviction that all the resources already exist, and are scarce, and that the choices only concern how to allocate said resources. The same word – economy – comes from the Greek word οικονομία, which doesn’t only contain the ‘management of a house or a household’, but also a sense of ‘parsimony’. The sociologist and philosopher Feyerabend adopts a very different approach with his theory on the ‘Conquest of Abundance’, in which he suggests that individuals ‘conquer’ abundance and manage such abundance with others, through the creation of production strategies based on principles of cooperation among the various players of the process, on the willingness of all involved parties to implement virtuous cooperation in the organisation of local construction chains.
According to this theory, there is no separation between producers and consumers anymore, but today we talk about Prosumer, citizens become responsible for the space they live in and organise to ‘make’ the space in the first person. The paper identifies some useful paradigms to guide the methodological and operating choices in the regeneration processes based on the creative skills of the inhabitants.
abundance, collective intelligence, prosumer, resilience, sharing economy