The chronicles of recent times offer us many interesting ideas to begin to investigate more thoroughly some problems of the Italian Mezzogiorno. We head to Basilicata, and then travel through the neighboring territories: a journey from Bagnoli to Dràpia.
In the continuous succession of news and changes, there are many scenarios to pay attention to. The ongoing contamination is not only environmental; with the massive and desperate movement of people, old and new problems of coexistence resurface.
Other southerners emerge, vying for survival. This intertwined framework favors the emergence and spread of DIY. Self-construction is to be read as a natural response to the lack of adequate policies and interventions. This issue wants to give visibility to designers, communities and networks active in the territories of Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria.