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LA CIUDAD DE LOS AUTOMATAS

Cuando en Europa alguien quiere divertirse acude a una «casa» de diversión (ya sea un cine, un teatro o un casino); a veces se monta provisionalmente un «parque», que puede parecer una «ciudad», pero sólo a título metafórico. En Estados Unidos, en cambio, hay como es bien sabido ciudades dedicadas por entero a las diversiones, como Las Vegas, por ejemplo. Esta ciudad, dedicada al juego y al espectáculo, posee una arquitectura totalmente artificial, que ha sido objeto de estudio por parte de Roberto Venturi, como un hecho urbanístico enteramente nuevo, una ciudad «mensaje», hecha toda de signos, no una ciudad como las demás, que comunican para poder funcionar, sino una ciudad que funciona para comunicar. Pero Las Vegas es todavía una ciudad «verdadera», y, en un ensayo reciente, Giovanni Brino mostraba que, nacida como lugar de juego, se está transformando cada vez más en una ciudad residencial, de negocios, de industrias y de congresos. Pero el tema de nuestro viaje es el Falso Absoluto y por lo tanto nos interesan sólo las ciudades absolutamente falsas. Disneylandia (California) y Disney World (Florida) son, obviamente, los ejemplos máximos, pero, si sólo existieran ellas, constituirían una excepción que podría pasarse por alto. El hecho es que los Estados Unidos están poblados de ciudades que imitan una ciudad, así como los museos de cera imitan la pintura, y los palacios venecianos y villas pompeyanas imitan la arquitectura. Existen ante todo las ghost towns, es decir, las ciudades del oeste de hace cien años. Las hay pasablemente autenticas, en las que la reconstrucción o la conservación, se han realizado sobre un tejido urbano «arqueológico», pero son más interesantes las nacidas de la nada, por pura decisión imitativa. Estas constituyen la…...

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