Société du Risque
With Enrico Gaido
collusion at VUG_ Lisbon, 2019
The theme on which Gaido and Costa made their work was inspired on La société du risque, from the title of the French translation of the book Risikogesellschaft by Ulrich Beck from 1986.
The society of risk is first of all characterized by a lack: the impossibility of attributing threat situations
to causes external to society. The risks no longer come from the outside, but are built by society itself
and, as argued by Beck, contemporary society has moved from a principle of distribution of wealth to
one of distribution of risks. The title for this first collusion was borrowed from Beck's book because it
perfectly lends itself to identifying a specific concept such as 'risk', but leaving ample freedom to
investigate other specificities that, while remaining linked to the term and its concept, can be more
personally relevant and addressed with different methodologies and approaches.
The concept of risk has a more tenuous and less certain value than that of "danger", because it is an
eventuality connected to circumstances that are more or less predictable.