Outstanding places 2010

fourth edition

The nominations for the fourth edition of Outstanding places were accepted until Monday, May 3 2010.

The request made by the Foundation to citizens, students, teachers, scholars, professionals, public entities and authorities to take part in the collective study on the universal bond between the condition of sites and the quality of human life, once again received a significant response.

120 nominations were received within the deadline, pertaining to 50 municipalities, so that 90 out of 95 municipalities in the Treviso province now have at least one “outstanding place”. Furthermore, the work carried out by two grades of a Treviso school containing a further 48 proposals was presented, for a total of 168  nominations for 2010, bringing the total to 658 over four editions.

Some nominations concern places that were already named in previous editions, but the vast majority, about 85%, are still new entries, enriching the provincial map which has been built year after year through the contributions of over five hundred people who have responded to our call, sharing their sentiments and their experience of the sites.

Some respondents, about 30%, have partaken in several editions and five of them even in all four editions, with original and important contributions that encourage us to pursue our — often challenging — aim of experimental, collective scientific work, open to all.

The Jury of the competition (and of the International Carlo Scarpa Garden Prize), consisting of Carmen Añón, Domenico Luciani, Monique Mosser, Lionello Puppi and Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, began examining the materials at the meeting that took place on May 9 in Zero Branco, at the “Casa Luisa e Gaetano Cozzi”.

As usual, the submitted documentation will be sorted, analysed and integrated as needed, according to tried and tested methods, in view of the autumn exhibition which, in addition to providing an overview of the outcome, will allow the public to learn other possible ways of promoting participation and raising awareness on the need to reflect on places.

The first stage of this study is the public meeting with respondents on Wednesday, 23 June, an opportunity for preliminary information and exchange ideas on the submitted nominations and possible future developments of the initiative.