The recent pandemic has made more evident the many unsolved cruxes of the human dwelling on earth that, for decades, have been ignored. The urban condition forcibly metaphysical and the over-compressed domestic one, determined by the lockdown period, provided more obvious connotations to a well-known situation. The SARS– Cov–2 and the COVID–19 viruses are, in chronological order, merely the last signal that the World has released, making more straightforward an extreme situation. Which is the difference with similar phenomena of the recent past? Certainty, a greater virus spread, if compared to other epidemics, and several deaths that keep growing in some areas of the planet, unfortunately, without any control. However, can we consider that only this last phenomenon has suddenly made uninhabitable houses, cities, and landscapes? Only tremendous intellectual hypocrisy could respond positively to this question, pretending that the previous situation was a paradise, definitively lost in the present days.

Sciascia, A. (2022). Dwelling and COVID-19. In G. Campisi, A. Mocciaro Li Destri, C. Amenta (a cura di), UniPa “COVID-19 and Communities - The University of Palermo’s voices and analyses during the pandemic” (pp. 87-91). Cham : Springer Nature Switzerland AG [10.1007/978-3-030-88622-6].

Dwelling and COVID-19

Sciascia, A
2022

Abstract

The recent pandemic has made more evident the many unsolved cruxes of the human dwelling on earth that, for decades, have been ignored. The urban condition forcibly metaphysical and the over-compressed domestic one, determined by the lockdown period, provided more obvious connotations to a well-known situation. The SARS– Cov–2 and the COVID–19 viruses are, in chronological order, merely the last signal that the World has released, making more straightforward an extreme situation. Which is the difference with similar phenomena of the recent past? Certainty, a greater virus spread, if compared to other epidemics, and several deaths that keep growing in some areas of the planet, unfortunately, without any control. However, can we consider that only this last phenomenon has suddenly made uninhabitable houses, cities, and landscapes? Only tremendous intellectual hypocrisy could respond positively to this question, pretending that the previous situation was a paradise, definitively lost in the present days.
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Sciascia, A. (2022). Dwelling and COVID-19. In G. Campisi, A. Mocciaro Li Destri, C. Amenta (a cura di), UniPa “COVID-19 and Communities - The University of Palermo’s voices and analyses during the pandemic” (pp. 87-91). Cham : Springer Nature Switzerland AG [10.1007/978-3-030-88622-6].
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