Ignazio Vinci

18/05/2020

#2 Proximity

What Covid-19 says about the concept of proximity

EURA Conversations Post #2 – 18 May 2020
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo

As I write these lines, all over the world the Covid-19 pandemic is still disrupting a broad range of aspects we usually refer to as “urban life”. In many countries lockdown will be on the government agenda for weeks, with no expectation for the opening of concert halls and sports arenas, cinemas and museums.… Read the rest

13/01/2021

#16 Learning from 2020

Learning from 2020

EURA Conversations Post #16 – 11 January 2021
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo

A few weeks ago, a column in Time magazine was accompanied by an eloquent drawing: in it, a big red X overlapped the number 2020 and, just below, an inscription said ‘The worst year ever’. There are many reasons to recognise that the Time’s statement isn’t without foundation.… Read the rest

06/10/2021

#30 Beyond the post-Covid narrative

Beyond the post-Covid narrative: What’s next?

EURA Conversations Post #30 – 06 October 2021
by Ignazio Vinci, University of Palermo

In May 2020 we started EURA Conversations with the aim of stimulating a critical debate on the future of cities during one of the hardest challenges experienced by urban communities for decades: the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, 26 scholars from across the globe have contributed a wide range of personal views on how cities were experiencing these traumatic events, how people’s everyday life and needs were changing under these unexpected circumstances, and the directions undertaken by local governments to reimagine both the social and material structure of cities.… Read the rest