A trustworthy architecture and a decent city are the only possible alternative to urban and human decline: this is in Paul Ricoeur’s reflections about the city, put together and translated for the first time. The mistrust and the fear growing in the human relations find a correspondence in the ugliness of urban buildings, just a congestion of spaces. The city forgets welcoming and building loses the memory of its gesture. Living, building, inhabiting. Prefiguring, configuring, figuring again. Reading the city, its shadows and its lights: Ricoeur interweaves an original and fruitful parallelism between tale and architecture, between memory and project, between ethics and construction. Man actually does not inhabit because builds up but builds up because inhabits (Heidegger). In Franco Riva’s essay (The anguish of inhabit, pp. 7-66 bibl.) the question of postmodern city is faced up as a central aspect of modernity crisis. The place of human is being discussed. Name and work index. Renewed Essay. New analytic Index.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The anguish of living. Ricoeur, Lyotard and the postmodern city|
|Title of host publication||Leggere la città|
|Number of pages||66|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|