Formality and informality within the Piraeus-Aspropyrgos logistics system
In Territorio 2023, Vol. 102, in publication
Safina, A. (2023). Formality and informality within the Piraeus-Aspropyrgos logistics system. Territorio, 102, in publication
This paper is part of the special issue: Global infrastructures and urban transformations edited by Francesca Governa and Angelo Sampieri
Through a detailed observation of the relations between the port of Piraeus and its hinterland, Aspropyrgos, this contribution highlights how the expansion of the logistics spaces in the inland generate novel forms of spatial appropriation. These are home to heterogeneous practices oscillating between formality and informality. The resulting mixed-use spaces generate a multiplicity of precarious urbanities, which are, however, as important as the traditional port spaces in making the large-scale logistics operations work properly.