Laboratory of Community Health Practices

Laboratory of Community Health Practices. Trieste, Sept 2019

For several years, Entrar Afuera has focused on the intersections between public institutions and community lead practices. What happens when an institution opens up and drops its permanent control over processes, protocols, workers and users? It is probably in these rare occasions when people experiment a more expanded, democratic and open relation towards public institutions. … Sigue leyendo Laboratory of Community Health Practices

[ES] Futuro anterior de la ciudad social

A petición de Cristina Vega, que estaba compilando un libro sobre las intersecciones entre cuidados, comunidad y común, tradujimos al castellano extractos de una entrevista que Giovanna Gallio le realiza a Franco Rotelli sobre el sistema sanitario triestino, así como un Manifiesto por la ciudad social, como ese horizonte que inspira la práctica sanitaria de las Microáreas.

[EN] Caring With

Rethinking care profoundly implies a complex and demanding exercise, which involves comprehending anew connections, and connections_with_others, practicing the _with_. The alternative health service in Trieste that works with micro areas is a very good example how care could be practiced differently as a democratic living together.

[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.