What is it about?
This work analyzes the birth of a self-determined community in the post-catastrophe of L'Aquila (2009). In particular, the birth of E.V.A. (eco built auto village) in Pescomaggiore (AQ), in which efforts for a bottom-up reconstruction were combined with those of a collective life based on the principles of sharing and ecology. The heart of the article highlights the reasons and conditions of its end.
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Why is it important?
The originality of this work is twofold. On the one hand it is the story of a unique experience of self-management in the post-catastrophe; on the other hand, in the analysis "in direct contact", with an innovative methodology, of how a certain way of managing the collective, adapting to standards of efficiency, normalization and centralization, has in fact changed the nature of relationships and experience itself until it is exhausted.
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This page is a summary of: The Ecovillage of Pescomaggiore (L’Aquila), Disaster Prevention and Management An International Journal, August 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/dpm-09-2018-0305.
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