The theme of abandonment of working and living places – from rural to mountain communities, minimal living spaces to large industrial complexes – has long been at the centre of the debate on the future of our planet and has given rise to a flourish of projects which, even as regards the landscape, has generated new methods and attitudes.
Current forms of abandonment need further study and the landscape and garden culture can approach this with a mindset and the means that consider this condition a value in itself and an opportunity for growth, seeing actions not as corrective measures but as an invaluable exercise in coexistence.
Abandoned places are therefore not purely a memory of the past or spaces waiting to be replaced by something new: the question is now how this state of limbo or lack of consideration can give rise to a “culture of abandonment”, which landscape research, together with the involvement of many others, can adopt and “cultivate” in a constructive and shared manner.
Friday 18 febbraio 2022
different views on the abandoned places with
Nadia Breda, professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Florence
Michela De Poli, landscape architect, MADE Associati, Treviso
Matthew Gandy, professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, University of Cambridge
Marco Marchetti, professor in Ecology and Management of Forest Resources, University of Molise
Mauro Varotto, professor in Geography and Cultural Geography, University of Padua
Antonella Tarpino, historian and essayist, Nuto Revelli Foundation, and Daniele Ferrazza, journalist
Günther Vogt, landscape architect, Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten, Zurich-London-Berlin-Paris
Thursday 24 February 2022
urban landscapes with
Jill Desimini, professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Pablo Georgieff, Coloco, Paris, and Lorenzo Romito, Stalker, Rome
Sara Marini, professor in Architecture and Urban Composition, Iuav University, Venice
Friday 25 February 2022
leisure landscapes with
Katja Aßmann, artistic director Spreepark, GrünBerlin, Berlin
Gianluca D’Incà Levis, founder of Dolomiti Contemporanee, director of the ‘Spazio di Casso’ centre at Vajont
Martì Franch, landscape architect, EMF paisatge, Girona
Fabio Salomoni, sociologist, Department of Foreign Languages, Koç University, Istanbul