Chiara Scardozzi You can look at the piece of a puzzle for three days in a row believing that you know everything about its configuration and its color, without having taken the slightest step forward: only the possibility of connecting that piece to other pieces counts. (G. Perec "Life, instructions for [...]
Berardino Palumbo Within the project I continued my research on the processes of patrimonialisation of the so-called cultural assets (immaterial and material) underway in various Sicilian areas, with particular attention to the South-East of the region.
Andrea Filippo Ravenda The ethnography started in 2017 in the Milazzo and Valle del Mela area analyses some of the possible biological-environmental, socio-cultural and political-economic relations that exist, in the public space, between the industrial presence and the local environmental and health safety instances towards a development of the territory based [...]
Irene Falconieri Starting from the analysis of two criminal proceedings involving the city of Siracusa and the close municipality of Melilli, my research explores historical and performative connections between law, environment, economy, politics and society, in an area characterized by a strong industrial presence. I focus particularly on the analysis of [...]
Mara Benadusi Blurred by the fumes of petrochemical processing, the landscapes of Siracusa’s industrial hub are spaces where what seems incompatible coexists… as if different spatial-temporal dimensions overlapped in the same site: the skeleton of an old bromine factory left to rust on the coast; a little further a futuristic [...]
Alessandro Lutri The current late industrial landscape of Gela is characterized by a drastic reduction in jobs and extensive environmental degradation, in conjunction with the industrial closure of the Refinery in 2012, and the signing in 2014 of a “New Industrial Plan for Gela”. The research investigates, on the one hand, the [...]
Douglas Mark Ponton My research analyzes an area of Sicily (the province of Siracusa) where the petrochemical industry coexists with protected areas such as nature reserves, to reconstruct the narratives that reflect different positions on the bond between nature and society, with effects on the linguistic and cultural level. Particular attention [...]
Maria Olivella Rizza Luca Ruggiero Our research aims to highlight the differences between the two development models that characterize the Siracusa area: on the one hand the traditional Keynesian one, and on the other hand the new neoliberal economic models based on tourism, culture and new ICT technologies, which emerge [...]