No. 2 (2020): Beyond the pandemic. Rethinking cities and territories for a civilisation of care.
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Il diritto alla città della cura. La condizione anziana in tempi di pandemia

Elena Dorato
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Architettura, Italy
Maria Giulia Bernardini
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Italy
Published May 24, 2021
Keywords
  • Covid-19,
  • right to the city,
  • elderly people,
  • public space,
  • social health
How to Cite
Dorato, E., & Bernardini, M. G. (2021). Il diritto alla città della cura. La condizione anziana in tempi di pandemia. Contesti. Città, Territori, Progetti, (2), 131 - 148. https://doi.org/10.13128/contest-12263

Abstract

Throughout this contribution, an urban planner and a philosopher of law wonder about the meaning assumed today by the expression “city of care” and its potential for the elderly population. Moving from a critical perspective, the Authors introduce an interdisciplinary dialogue that is the first step to an urban vision aimed at recognizing the subjectivity and rights of older people, thus overcoming the established logic where the elderly person is precluded access to the public dimension of contemporary urban living. Starting from the assumption that it is fundamental not only to recognize the right of older people to accessibility to the public sphere, but also their full ownership of the “right to the city”, the contribution moves from the tragic effects of the global health emergency to affirm the need for a radical change that is a cultural change, even before a health-care and an urban one.

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