Sci-fiction writer Bruce Sterling about smart cities: urban intelligence design should originate from the desire to solve social issues. But it doesn’t. And that’s not smart at all…
Some books must be read, even if they hurt. Because we understand, while we are facing them, that they truly matter. A talk with Gabriel Tallent about his debut novel, My Absolute Darling
After years of reviewing the self help manuals for the Guardian, Oliver Burkeman figured it all out: positive thinking is useless, when not harmful, when looking for happiness. If there is a recipe, he says, it’s all about accepting that life is an alternation between good and evil
In 2002, Richard Florida had imagined cities becoming forges of prosperity through talent, technology and tolerance. They did. But inequality also came along. In this interview he explains how to restore fairness, and where to start.
Writer Olivier Bleys has a dream: walk around the whole world slowly, on foot to re-discover human nature. And the desire for rebellion
The Dutch philosopher Rutger Bregman is convinced that we can design a more just society, without revolutions or “strong men”: to do so we need a utopia for realists, a dream that makes the hearts beat but also the world. To be proposed as the system will collapse.
Rental, group purchases and use. According to economist Philippe Moati, the sharing economy is just another side of hyperconsumption. «The only good consumption? It leads to doing rather than having»
WE ARE SORRY, THIS ARTICLE STILL NEEDS TO BE TRANSLATED AND IS FOR NOW ONLY AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN. OUR APOLOGIES Il Libro dei Bambini Soli, opera prima di Enrico Sibilla, è un libro allo stesso tempo affascinante e inquietante, che regala uno sguardo pieno di rispetto, curiosità e apertura verso il diverso e usa la bellezza della scrittura per dare al quotidiano una dignità quasi epica.