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The nocturnal condition

Abstract : In the incessant to and fro between individualization and socialization, me and us, the night still allows for resynchronizations. She continues to be a possible moment of pause, for the encounter and discovery of the other. We can take refuge in the night, resist and question anew our capacity of living together. In this temporarily autonomous zone, we can still define a moment of standstill and think together. Field of tensions and creation with the capacity of re-enchanting our cities and our lives. Faced with the promise of a 'commercialized' night, the questions of security and the temptations of a city which doesn't sleep, we can propose a night both responsive and pacific. It is a question of sustainable development for welcoming cities, both for their nights or for their days. The night - and time in general - is one of the questions pertaining to public policy and whose responsibility is totally transversal to society as a whole. It is an opportunity.
Do we want to both maintain our traditional rhythms and allow ourselves to be in a society which doesn't sleep, as a synonym of comfort for some, of hell for others? Without public debate and without conciliation, we risk creating new tensions, reinforcing inequalities among those who take advantage of urban nightlife and the others obliged to work in order to keep the city going.
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Luc Gwiazdzinski. The nocturnal condition. CoLaboratorio's Managing Group. Night Manifesto. Seeking Citizenshup 24h., CoLaboratorio's Managing Group, pp.53-70, 2014, Night Manifesto. Seeking Citizenshup 24h. ⟨halshs-01071450⟩



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