Brighenti, Andrea and Mattiucci, Cristina (2008) Editing Urban Environments: Territories, Prolongations, Visibilities. Bauhaus University, Weimar. (Unpublished)
The modern city emerges as an environment of flows and circulation, in which mobility is essential. Richard Sennett (1994) singled out the significant parallel between the medical discovery of blood circulation in the 17th century and the emergence a new urban model. The image of the fluidity of blood pumped around the human body by the heart, as described by the English physician William Harvey (1578–1657), is at the root of the type of social organicism that inaugurated the discipline of sociology.
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