Monica Ghiretti. The transformation of the institution also entails the experience of those who, at the threshold between the city and the institution, start experimenting: those who open the doors of institutional spaces, challenge the codes of the institution and therefore their own identities. The worker puts his or her own power at risk, but in so doing doesn't turn away from his or her institutional responsibilities to the city. The worker moves through the territory every day, constructing a practice of health based on initiative rather than a medical system of waiting.
Michela Degrassi. The thresholds of institutional transformation in Trieste always land us in the midst of another crisis, a crisis that must be confronted from within the limits of our own work. Is it possible to think about a democratic practice in a context in which the right to health is ever more fragile? How can we make democracy more concrete within the right to health itself? How can the micro-area serve not only to build health for the city but also to build democracy in our institutions?
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.