Germana Berlantini, Formation and deformation of everyday life. The disruptive experience of Situationist International


In 1957 a new organization burst on the declining scene of both esthetical avant-gardes and workers movements in Europe: the Situationist International. Its radical critique of art and society repositions the focus of critical theory about everyday life, about the poverty imposed upon it, about the possibility of a much more autonomous use of lived time. Suggesting to read this focus as the result of a specific interest in the education of the individual, the author underlines the pedagogical value of the dialectic between systemic conditioning and autonomous production of lived experience. A dialectic which is the core of the situationist practice of construction of situations.


Pubblicato su: Intellectual Educators N. 16 New Series – Year VIII 2012