Our bodily presence in a place and the tangible experience of physical reality are one of the reasons we feel we belong in what we call the landscape. At this unprecedented moment in our history, when physical distances and the power of virtual images appear to be heading in opposite directions, the 2021 Study Days explore and revisit events and reflections on landscape culture and practice, where the body is considered an active presence, an essential part of a world which is transformed and reveals itself to us through our physical state. Without neglecting the clear desire for nature that permeates our society.
The days are divided into four sessions entitled in the imagination; in urban space, in the home; in the landscape; in the garden respectively. The intent is not to separate spheres and contexts which, by their very nature, are inextricably linked, but to suggest, with keywords, possible avenues to explore, following fundamental directions which we use to organise our presence in places.
The following will take part in the Study Days:
Cristina Barbiani, scientific director of the master’s degree course in Digital Exhibit atIuav University of Venice;
Massimo Bartolini, artist, Cecina (Livorno);
Cristina Bianchetti, lecturer in Urbanism at the Polytechnic of Turin;
Francesco Careri, lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Roma Tre University, co-founder of the Stalker collective, an urban art laboratory;
Marcello Di Paola, environmental philosopher, University of Palermo and Loyola University Chicago JFRC;
Veronique Faucheur, landscape architect, atelier le balto, Berlin;
Matteo Frittelli, director, founder of the Alto Piano studio, Milan;
Matteo Meschiari, anthropologist, lecturer in Geography at the University of Palermo;
Luca Molinari, lecturer in Architectural Theory and Design at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, scientific director of the M9 Museum in Mestre;
Monique Mosser, art and garden historian, Paris;
Marco Mulazzani, lecturer in the History of Architectureat the University of Ferrara;
Marc Pouzol, landscape architect, atelier le balto, Berlin;
Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley;
NicolasVamvouklis, contemporary art curator, director of K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Greece;
Marco Zuin, director, Treviso.