Hi José The correct Illich term is ‘conviviality’ not ‘coviviality’. I read the original, and I take my hat off to you for attempting to summarise it. Dr di Nicola has written, what amounts to a political essay, suggesting a paradigm change can occur in the “west” (or the Northern countries) if they could learn some lessons from the south. Judging by their comments, many consumers didn’t realise this is what his article is about. Most consumers want a paradigm change to occur in mental health. I think di Nicola has attempted to summarise many complicated ideas, and as Wittgenstein would say, a place is not prepared in the average reader’s minds for many of these. For example, Foucault’s term “dispositif” he summarises using Agamben reworking of it, but I think it simpler to say that it is the ideas that lead to institutions and practices that ‘disposes’ us to act in certain ways. Di Nicola is saying that the northern countries could well develop some new ‘dispositifs’ from lessons it learns from the south. For example using Illich’s conviviality, the north could learn some lessons about co-operating better. Thank you for bringing this article to my attention.