Alla ricerca della spiritualità nei luoghi del degrado urbano: Casi studio a Detroit


  • Joongsub Kim Lawrence Technological University


Parole chiave:

Rovine urbane, Spiritualità, Post-industriale, Catalizzatore, Terapeutico, Riflessivo, Impegnativo


Questo articolo esplora la spiritualità nel degrado urbano e suggerisce che la spiritualità dei luoghi nel degrado urbano può essere definita in quattro modi: i luoghi nel degrado urbano possono essere spirituale, perché ispirano le persone a fare cose buone per la comunità (catalizzatore); possono essere spirituali, perché sono consolanti (terapeutico); possono essere spirituali, perché aiutano a connettere gli individui alla loro interiorità (riflessivo); e possono essere spirituali, perché mettono in relazione le persone in modi diversi (impegnativo). La letteratura trascura l’aspetto catalizzatore, pur sostenendo gli altri aspetti. I risultati di questo studio suggeriscono che l’idea di spiritualità in architettura debba essere ampliato nella società post-industriale. L’articolo suggerisce che il ruolo giocato dai luoghi spirituali nel degrado urbano, nel creare luoghi, soprattutto in città contratte come Detroit, meritino ulteriore attenzione degli studiosi.

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Come citare

Kim, J. (2016). Alla ricerca della spiritualità nei luoghi del degrado urbano: Casi studio a Detroit. IN_BO. Ricerche E Progetti Per Il Territorio, La Città E l’architettura, 7(9), 65–79.