Productive wasteland in Cottbus

Productive wasteland in Cottbus Cottbus is a town surrounded by one of the most incredible landscapes to be encountered in Europe: a huge, massive, open-air carbon mining area. The area seems incredibly clean, at least for the standards of people used to live in other European industrial towns. In fact, if we consider the case …

Productive Wasteland in Taranto

Productive wasteland in Taranto The city of Taranto is more than two-thousand years old. Born as a Greek (Spartan) colony in the heart of the Southern Mediterranean sea, Taranto can be imagined as the unstable outcome of a slow process of cultural hybridization, the result of multilayered relations, conflicts and exchanges with different Others. However, …

Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca

Productive wasteland in Cluj Napoca Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania, is experiencing the social and economic impact of post-socialist, market driven policies. Several buildings – private houses and, above all, malls – have occupied the outer city landscape, while the former regime architecture still dominates the central quarters. At the social, political and economic levels, a growing …