The Innovation Complex: The Haunted Mansion Perspective


  • Giovanni Semi Inter-university Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), University of Turin



Smart City, Environment, New Urban Economy


This intervention to the debate is revolved around the issue of temporalities and the question of a real discontinuity between the Innovation Complex and previous forms of organized capitalism. Drawing on the metaphor of an haunted mansion, we argue that the conflict between capital and labour on the one hand, and the emergence of huge environmental externalities on the other hand, are reconfiguring the social and spatial arrangements through which the Innovation Complex is diffusing.


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How to Cite

Semi, G. (2022). The Innovation Complex: The Haunted Mansion Perspective. Sociologica, 16(2), 177–183.