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By Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico

This booklet explores the chance to monitor the lives of towns via ubiquitous info acquired via social networks, sensors and different resources of knowledge and data, and the ways that this danger describes a brand new kind of Public area, which are used to outline new varieties of citizenship and took part urban governance. The paintings is the results of years of analysis throughout sciences, arts, layout, ethnography, cultural geography, played by means of a number of researchers, realizing the Relational Ecosystems of towns (the flows of relation, info, wisdom and emotion within the urban) and utilizing them to reinterpret the idea that of Urban Acupuncture: from the Third Space, Third Landscape and Third new release City, to the Third Infoscape; from Urban Acupuncture to Digital city Acupuncture.

The booklet begins through exploring the numerous theories and methodologies which were used to attempt to trap and use the progressive strength present in the day-by-day lives of towns. From De Certeau, to Latour, Bateson, Bhabha, and all of the method to Castells, Clèment, Boyd, Casagrande. In a development which strikes from the 3rd area (Soja, De Certeau), to the 3rd panorama (Clèment), to the 3rd new release urban (Casagrande), to the 3rd Paradise (Pistoletto), the e-book arrives at a definition of the 3rd Infoscape, following up on Kevin Lynch: a brand new legibility and imageability of the city.

Its major subject matters and goals lie within the wish to realize and comprehend the novel transformation of the definitions, obstacles and configurations of what we name private and non-private areas, in several cultures and groups, within the age of communique, info and information, and to exploit those understandings to formulate a suite of operating hypotheses for the confident, optimistic, lively and participatory utilization of those reworked situations, contributing to the re-definition of options similar to citizenship, city-governance, city making plans, civic decision-making, and extra. And utilizing, within the method, thoughts corresponding to city Acupuncture, Actor-Network idea, Diasporic research, Peer-to-peer Urbanism and extra. a number of real-life examine eventualities and documented case reviews may be used, from four continents, coming from our examine and from different overseas contributions.

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Urban Acupuncture aims to address this nature, stimulating its sensitivity to understand the energy flows of the collective chi beneath the visual city and reacting on the hot spots of this chi (Miller 2011). Urban Acupuncture sees the city as a complex, ever mutating body, with narratives, emotions, information, and knowledge exchanges as its main meridians for energy flows, also bearing some similarities to the new urbanist concept of Tactical Urbanism (Garcia and Lyndon 2015). The idea focuses on local resources rather than capital-intensive municipal programs and promotes the idea of citizens installing and caring for interventions, and on the opportunities which come with the ability to understand the drivers which can stimulate citizens to activate themselves in these caring processes, in a state of participatory performance whose drivers are aesthetic and desiring.

Ruins are, to all effect, a history and a source of knowledge and of information, enacted through the layering processes of the results of the actions of human beings and of natural agents. From Marco Casagrande’s definition (2013): Third-Generation City is the organic ruin of the industrial city. Third-Generation City is true when the city recognizes its local knowledge and allows itself to be part of nature. 5 Third-Generation City and Urban Acupuncture 21 The Third-Generation City is the industrial city ruined by the people—human nature as part of nature.

This layering represents the effects of nature and of human daily lives on the spaces described by the strategies, their histories, and narratives. This, in turn, describes the city as a body, in perpetual dynamic evolution, in which this emergent process describes the flows of expression, emotions, information, and knowledge: the energies of the city. These flows, which we can imagine as similar to the ones described in traditional acupuncture, are the source of knowledge and information we can use to apply Urban Acupuncture, acting on the nodes of their meridians to liberate and enhance them and, thus, producing larger effects through small interventions.

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