Architecture and design in relation to the landscape is the theme of this issue.
The word landscape immediately evokes the image of a scenario blessed with special beauty and hence worthy of our admiration. Many of the permanent projects, as well as some of the installations, presented here by the authors, arose to underline the exceptional nature of these places. Projects of territorial enhancement and promotion where architecture becomes the tool favoring broader perception of the sites with total respect for nature.
Nevertheless, even the territories in which we are habitually immersed, or which in any case are close at hand, can become landscapes if we decide to move through them with the intention of exploring them, of getting to know them even in their gradual transformation, looking at them as we can only if we adopt a slow motion, such as walking. This is a practice that we treat today only as a free time or holiday activity, yet the history of civilization shows us that it is intrinsic to the human being. It is by walking that man has been able to map out his spaces, attributing symbolic and aesthetic values to them and thereby producing architecture and landscape.
Enrico Brighi – Valentina Orioli
Towards an idea of landscape
Walking as a means of appropriating and writing the territory
Through the landscape. Itineraries and identity-making projects, from memory to spectacle
Anchovies, beauty and VENTO. Regenerating territories with the tourism springboard of a line that is light, cyclist-friendly and very long