Territory as a Narrative
CS-DC'15 (Complex Systems Digital Campus ’15 – World e-Conference). Engineering of Territory Sustainability e-session (88)
We develop two issues: 1. a territorial assemblage is a narrative which organizes in a complex hypernetwork (Johnson) heterogeneous elements (chara-cters, contexts, plots, tools, discourses…) 2. as a new kind of artifact, it is then necessary to imagine a political mode of “being together” in a world-like-as-semblages. A territory, a city, an area are, literally, a “story being done”, it is an ongoing process, a performative (Austin). And as Mac Intyres affirms it (After the virtue, 1981), “the stories must be lived before being told”. The narrative is then the making of the territory. We propose then five models of the being toge-ther in this assemblage: an apolitical mode of innovation (Bergson, Deleuze, Ser-res), a mode of recognition (Honneth), a mode of self-organisation (Guattari, Negri), a cybernetic mode (Smart City) and a mode of diplomacy (Latour).