Architectural Demodernization as Critical Pedagogy: Pathways for Undoing Colonial Fascist Architectural Legacies in Sicily


Emilio Distretti, Alessandro Petti
L'Internationale, 2021

For Walter D. Mignolo, the distinctiveness of the archive and its determination to produce knowledge defines a narrative that exceeds the status of fiction and transforms into ontological ‘reality’. To draw such contours of analysis is to suggest that the archive produces events as much as it records them. Indeed, in Emilio Distretti and Alessandro Petti produce a pedagogical twist towards new practices and parameters within which future generations can approach and question knowledge in relation to fascist heritage in the village of Borgo Rizza, Northern Sicily.