This Chapter analyses the spatial and social interaction phenomena between high-quality agricultural production and immigrant labour exploita- tion that produce the landscape of exception, a particular declination of the Agambenian (2005) “state of exception” concept. The landscape of exception construction mechanism is generated within South-Eastern Sicily through the productive system of greenhouses, finalised to the vegetables production. Green- houses, in particular, represent an effective tool for spatial manipulation over the landscape and social control of migrant workers. In relation to these considerations, this work reflects on ethical challenges and dilemmas of planning, highlighting (both explicit and latent) conflicts and power inequalities in the landscapes of exception, where issues of social justice, environmental sustainability and suspension of norms are strictly intertwined.

Lo Piccolo, F., Todaro, V. (2021). Landscape of Exception as Spatial and Social Interaction Between High-Quality Agricultural Production and Immigrant Labour Exploitation. In F. Lo Piccolo, M. Picone, V. Todaro (a cura di), Urban Regionalisation Processes : Governance of Post-Urban Phenomena in Sicily (pp. 147-164). Cham : Springer International Publishing [10.1007/978-3-030-64469-7_7].

Landscape of Exception as Spatial and Social Interaction Between High-Quality Agricultural Production and Immigrant Labour Exploitation

Lo Piccolo, F;Todaro, V
2021

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This Chapter analyses the spatial and social interaction phenomena between high-quality agricultural production and immigrant labour exploita- tion that produce the landscape of exception, a particular declination of the Agambenian (2005) “state of exception” concept. The landscape of exception construction mechanism is generated within South-Eastern Sicily through the productive system of greenhouses, finalised to the vegetables production. Green- houses, in particular, represent an effective tool for spatial manipulation over the landscape and social control of migrant workers. In relation to these considerations, this work reflects on ethical challenges and dilemmas of planning, highlighting (both explicit and latent) conflicts and power inequalities in the landscapes of exception, where issues of social justice, environmental sustainability and suspension of norms are strictly intertwined.
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Lo Piccolo, F., Todaro, V. (2021). Landscape of Exception as Spatial and Social Interaction Between High-Quality Agricultural Production and Immigrant Labour Exploitation. In F. Lo Piccolo, M. Picone, V. Todaro (a cura di), Urban Regionalisation Processes : Governance of Post-Urban Phenomena in Sicily (pp. 147-164). Cham : Springer International Publishing [10.1007/978-3-030-64469-7_7].
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