he growing mobility is one of the main characters of our global present. It involves people, commodities, capitals, signs, languages. Mobility is something tangible that is directly drawing new territories. TTerritories are indeed more and more flexible and malleable according to the needs of the flows, as much as they are re-designed by new and heterogeneous practices of crossing and boarding. Similarly, new passages and new global corridors are criss-crossing the historical national borders putting into question the political spaces of National States; also the continuous building of new warehouses or logistics infrastructures, and the constant research of law-price and exploitable workforces are redrawing, enlarging and fragmenting the historical urban perimeters. The unquestionable centrality of movements, flows, migrations, just in time and to the point logics, speed, flexibility, etc., is too often assumed as a “matter of fact”, and this limits in critically deepening the social relationships that produce it, the specific forms of power that “create” mobility, the historical background leading to the actual scenario. Starting from such a dissatisfaction towards the emerging interpretative paradigms of the “mobility-turn”, this special issue proposes the intersection between logistics and territory as an analytical perspective which produces a productive angle for an overall re-conceptualization of our understandings of the global present. Therefore, starting from the “logistical territories” perspective, published papers represent a series of gazes aiming to shape a debate, elaborate original coordinates, describe methodologies, empirical and theoretical cues.

Logistical Territories

Maurilio Pirone
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Niccolò Cuppini;Mattia Frapporti;Floriano Milesi;
2019

Abstract

he growing mobility is one of the main characters of our global present. It involves people, commodities, capitals, signs, languages. Mobility is something tangible that is directly drawing new territories. TTerritories are indeed more and more flexible and malleable according to the needs of the flows, as much as they are re-designed by new and heterogeneous practices of crossing and boarding. Similarly, new passages and new global corridors are criss-crossing the historical national borders putting into question the political spaces of National States; also the continuous building of new warehouses or logistics infrastructures, and the constant research of law-price and exploitable workforces are redrawing, enlarging and fragmenting the historical urban perimeters. The unquestionable centrality of movements, flows, migrations, just in time and to the point logics, speed, flexibility, etc., is too often assumed as a “matter of fact”, and this limits in critically deepening the social relationships that produce it, the specific forms of power that “create” mobility, the historical background leading to the actual scenario. Starting from such a dissatisfaction towards the emerging interpretative paradigms of the “mobility-turn”, this special issue proposes the intersection between logistics and territory as an analytical perspective which produces a productive angle for an overall re-conceptualization of our understandings of the global present. Therefore, starting from the “logistical territories” perspective, published papers represent a series of gazes aiming to shape a debate, elaborate original coordinates, describe methodologies, empirical and theoretical cues.
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Maurilio Pirone, Niccolò Cuppini, Mattia Frapporti, Floriano Milesi, Cristina Mattiucci, Carlotta Benvegnù
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