2020: Living the territories at CoViD time (special issue)
Special issue section 2 - Changing living practices, values and demands

Ritorni al Sud nel tempo del Covid

Vito Teti
University of Calabria, Department of Humanities

Published 2020-12-06


  • Covid-19 pandemic,
  • depopulation,
  • neo-rurals,
  • return,
  • choice to remain

How to Cite

Teti, V. (2020). Ritorni al Sud nel tempo del Covid. Scienze Del Territorio, 63–71. https://doi.org/10.13128/sdt-12334


Disasters are accelerators of historical and social processes already underway, and the Covid-19 pandemic is a health and social disaster of planetary scale and historical significance. Since the first days of this emergency there has been a return to birthplaces: from the North to the South of Italy, but also from the urban centres to the villages, from the coast to the inland, from the plain to the mountains. The numbers are still small to speak of a reversal of the trend compared to the decade-long depopulation of certain areas, but something is happening and requires us to reflect on the kind of rebirth that lies ahead for the villages, the margins, the suburbs.


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