Within the framework of experimental activities on landscape and site care developed by its own scientific Committee, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche organises an international workshop every year, open to young designers with a second cycle or equivalent degree, interested in interdisciplinary team work, who are selected through a call for participation published on this website and circulated to the main universities and pertaining institutions.

Generally put forward by local citizens and associations, the workshops aim to provide an opportunity for collective and pro-active reflection on a place, fostering dialogue between the various stakeholders to outline management guidelines and concrete actions, with the aim of protecting and promoting appreciation of places as well as improving the well-being and quality of life of the residents.

Beginning with reorganising and performing an extensive analysis of the existing knowledge, a work group is set up, bringing together a variety of professional skills and expertise, involving residents and administrators and offering wide scope for research and experimentation, led by widely respected scholars and experienced tutors. In keeping with the principles expressed by the European Landscape Convention and with the objectives of the Foundation’s scientific work, the main focus is on “ordinary landscapes” and the places where people’s day-to-day lives are carried out, from the home to work activities to leisure time.