Visible Invisible is the latest conference of the Italian Association of Urban History. 400 participants, about 50 sessions in three days. Respect to the organisers for putting together such a massive event. Absolutely stunning location in the Benedictine monastery in Catania. Fantastic southern italian food.
It is very difficult to focus on anything specific in such an event. Very difficult to know which session or paper will be good, interesting, exciting, innovative. So you end up picking randomly and liking, as usual, one or two papers out of the whole conference. However, the strongest point is what you can build up in your own session, the possibilities of collaboration, especially international, even in an extremely local context. So I thank Giovanni, Michael and Miki for putting the session together and hope to continue working on the project.
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