7 episodes

What is the future of port cities and towns? Can local communities coexist with global ports? Until what extent can a port grow? This podcast produced for Port City Future, by sea is the new land, hears the voices of citizens that are struggling against the controversial expansion of ports, in the attempt to share and consolidate a socio-spatial perspective informed by inhabitants’ narrative.

FRICTIONS LDE PortCityFutures

    • Society & Culture

What is the future of port cities and towns? Can local communities coexist with global ports? Until what extent can a port grow? This podcast produced for Port City Future, by sea is the new land, hears the voices of citizens that are struggling against the controversial expansion of ports, in the attempt to share and consolidate a socio-spatial perspective informed by inhabitants’ narrative.

    Mersin: the contested encroachment of the port on the city center

    Mersin: the contested encroachment of the port on the city center

    This episode of FRICTIONS listens to the civic contestation against the planned expansion of the port in the city of Mersin, Turkey.

    • 17 min
    ‘Pra’ – Genoa

    ‘Pra’ – Genoa

    This episode of FRICTIONS focuses on the contested transformation of a touristy citadel into and industrial port town and the civic engagement of its citizens, in the western periphery of Genoa, Italy.

    • 19 min
    The contested expansion of Makassar port

    The contested expansion of Makassar port

    In this episode of Frictions, we hear about the contested expansion of the Makassar port in Indonesia. Fishing communities here are particularly alarmed, giving that this expansion coincides with industrial sea sand mining, social injustices and corporate irresponsibility.

    • 21 min
    Kirkenes mega-port and logistics in the Arctic: infrastructure's hegemonic potential

    Kirkenes mega-port and logistics in the Arctic: infrastructure's hegemonic potential

    This episode of frictions focuses on the Arctic, home to the Sámi people – the only recognised indigenous group in Europe. New shipping routes and related logistics infrastructure are planned to cross the melting region, threatening their already precarious community life.

    • 35 min
    Ravenna and the Po delta - built on water, in search of water, flooded with water

    Ravenna and the Po delta - built on water, in search of water, flooded with water

    This episode of FRICTIONS explores a case of “maritime disentanglement” and its consequences on sea rising perception in the coastal area between the port city of Ravenna and the Po river delta.  

    • 15 min
    Venice – port, citizens and Big Ships

    Venice – port, citizens and Big Ships

    This episode of FRICTIONS delves into the conflict and uncertain futures that characterize the relationship between the city, the port and the cruise industry in Venice. 

    • 23 min