[IT] L’istituzione inventata

Il progetto di deistituzionalizzazione coincide con la ricostruzione della complessità dell’oggetto (intera esistenza e non mera "malattia"). Se l’oggetto è cambiato le nuove istituzioni dovranno esserne all’altezza. L’istituzione inventata (e mai data) sarà questo: riproduzione sociale, ingegneria di ricostruzione di senso, presa in carico, identificazione di situazioni di sofferenza e di oppressione, scambio, nuovi ruoli, altri modi materiali di essere per l’altro, agli occhi dell’altro.

[EN][IT] Inventing a new welfare / Inventando un nuovo welfare

There are different models: on one side Trieste, with an extraordinary accumulation of knowledge and experience in the field of health, which is currently confronted with the national restriction of welfare, with political and administrative interlocutors that aren’t especially friendly, and recently with the social situation in which we lack movements that might allow us to play in new ways with the relationship between the inside and the outside of the institutions; on the other side there are the Greek experiences, which are extraordinarily capable of innovation in the field of what Rotelli calls the “contraptions”, the “artefacts”, the “engineering”. However, these kinds of experiences are born and develop out of absolute emergencies, so their longevity is always in question.

[EN] [IT] The city that heals / La città che cura

I am always astonished when I speak with a young doctor and I ask him what he does. And he explains it. If you ask him about the context in which a certain practice is enacted, either he knows nothing, or he refuses to know. Sometimes he has a vague notion of it. But there is nothing more overdetermined than what happens in the field of health: huge institutional assets, big economic interests, powerful professional corporations. And then there are the citizens as users of the services, who are what should matter in all this. There are enormous issues on a political, organisational, administrative and cultural level revolving around this doctor doing his work. But he is unaware of all of this.