[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.

[EN] [IT] Subjectivities / Soggettività

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.