Attilio Belli

Differential Space and Hospitality (II). Starting from a Nietzschean Lefebvre

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Inspired by Lefebvre's notion of the right to the city, the paper assumes radical otherness in the city of migrations to foster a political perspective aiming to push differences towards joy. Here in point is a poetic strategy of space looking at the globalization of the religious as the main terrain for planners to practice the idea of the city as oeuvre, as art work. The issue of Islamic mosques in Europe is here discussed as one of the main stakes to put up new spatial orderings capable to overcome the European urban tradition "by betrayal". The idea is to engage an intense as well as risky experimentation of space production based on unconditioned hospitality, challenging the exceptionalism of the Islamic religion and making it visible in urban space. In such a perspective, the paper turns to the emerging urban movements in the city, as meaningful examples of how fostering collective action based on enthusiasm and other positive emotions.


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