Vol. 10 No. 1 (2022): Territories and power, a two-way relationship

Power-territory-urbanism: For a new politicization of research

Ilaria Agostini
Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Department for the Cultural Heritage
Paris, France, the 'star' around Arc de Triomphe. Picture: Elias Rovielo via Flickr.

Published 2022-03-02


  • urbanism,
  • regional planning,
  • neoliberalism,
  • research,
  • politics

How to Cite

Agostini, I. (2022). Power-territory-urbanism: For a new politicization of research. Scienze Del Territorio, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.13128/sdt-13411


Reflecting on six theses, the essay deals with the relationships among political power, dominant economic ideology, forms of space, urbanism and regional planning. In order to face political power (coming into a fertile conflict with it) and to re-appropriate the technique of transformation of urban and rural space, research on cities and territories must now take radical positions. Starting from the ‘workerist’ forms of research, some paths are proposed in order to give a new politicization to scientific investigation.


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