Margherita Bono. The Trieste model’s ability to construct different ways of working derives not only from being inside the complexities of everyday urban life, but rather from the force of disarticulation that invades the institutional character of the institution itself. Breaking down the separations between the different segments of the State, forcing them to talk amongst themselves, to rethink themselves, and to lose themselves in the midst of the problems. If you look closely enough, no one is normal.
Federico Rotelli. The scale at which health takes place is first and foremost an urban scale, determined by the mechanisms of exclusion and discrimination by which social spaces are configured. The practice of health therefore is born first and foremost out of respect and the construction of practices within this complex relationship. Beyond mechanisms of evaluation and measurement, institutional practices have to situate themselves in the impossibility of translation: in the overflow of urban subjectivities. That is where one might develop situated tools rather than deploy abstract protocols.
Federica Sardiello. Against the imposition of the assymetrical and professional relationships characteristic of medical practice, the micro-area aims to upend this model and to think about health principally as a space from which to contribute to the construction of democracy. This means seeking out singular processes of emancipation and empowerment. It also means constructing these processes in such a way that they collectivize and place institutional responsibilities upon a territory, in all its richness and potential. The institutional that sustains the common. The singular within a collective process.