The essay presents a comparative ethnographic research about the social life in the public housing buildings in an italian town, Lanciano (CH), and in the residential neighborhoods of the same city. The object of analysis is the positive representation of the "home producing" of food and tools. The essay theorises a consistent cultural elasticity in the public housing area, in which the creativity in tackling the economic degrowth would be expressed by recycling some local themes of rural folklore, such as the ability to maintain the spaces and to prepare many kind of foods for immediate consumption or for storage. The here described activities are aimed at family members, and are particularly displayed in hospitality ceremonies, as honour behaviors. The intent of the author is to experience a new reading (and design) of those areas starting precisely from the use that the protagonists make of houses, and from the qualification that they, by living, impart to houses and public spaces.

Etnografia del fare. Note culturali su un contesto urbano dell’Italia centrale

Lia Giancristofaro
2020

Abstract

The essay presents a comparative ethnographic research about the social life in the public housing buildings in an italian town, Lanciano (CH), and in the residential neighborhoods of the same city. The object of analysis is the positive representation of the "home producing" of food and tools. The essay theorises a consistent cultural elasticity in the public housing area, in which the creativity in tackling the economic degrowth would be expressed by recycling some local themes of rural folklore, such as the ability to maintain the spaces and to prepare many kind of foods for immediate consumption or for storage. The here described activities are aimed at family members, and are particularly displayed in hospitality ceremonies, as honour behaviors. The intent of the author is to experience a new reading (and design) of those areas starting precisely from the use that the protagonists make of houses, and from the qualification that they, by living, impart to houses and public spaces.
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