73767 - Design and Active Conservation of Historic Landscapes and Open Spaces

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  • Teacher Filippo Piva

  • Credits 2

  • SSD ICAR/15

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration (C.I.16 CFU, 192 hours) consists of the module/ teaching characteristic of Restoration (6 CFU, 72 hours) as well as a module/ teachings of:

- New technologies for the Survey of Architecture (2 CFU, 24 hours).

- Aesthetic and landscape (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Rehabilitation of historic buildings (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Design and active conservation of historic landscapes and open spaces (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Architectural composition/museography (2 CFU, 24 hours).

Addresses cultural

The European Landscape Convention (Florence, 20 October 2000) defines the term "landscape" a certain part of the territory, as perceived by people, whose character derives from the natural and/or human and their interrelationships , and "landscape protection" means actions to conserve and maintain the significant or characteristic features of a landscape, justified by its heritage value derived from its natural configuration and/or from human activity; also with "Landscape planning" means strong forward-looking action, designed to enhance, restore or create landscapes.

The Convention outlines the cultural intentions to be pursued and the project and the active conservation of landscapes and open spaces are designed to capture and tell the story, changes in the identity and a place in continuous evolution, accompanying the evolutionary processes of the territory without freeze it in a time defined arbitrarily, but also highlighting the potential social, economic and ecological and involving the sensitivity and the interests of the community.

Objectives of the course

As part of an integrated curriculum that includes the coordinated with other disciplines of the laboratory, the course aims to provide cultural tools and operational methods for the project and the active conservation of open spaces at all scales of intervention (from the garden historic landscape, archaeological areas and parks), with particular reference to the analysis of the components of the landscape and cultural stratification and agricultural-forestry, through a methodological approach in situ and the scientific study of the associations botanical and plant ecology as tools for interpreting historical and contemporary, supported by the study of the links between man and vegetation (ethnobotany) and performing arts (fitoiconologia). Will be addressed through the analysis of design examples international experiences in which landscape architecture has allowed the development, understanding and enjoyment of cultural heritage. The teaching method will highlight the importance of knowledge of the vegetable and mineral component of the landscape as well as the ecological, biological, historical and archaeological study of the vegetation cover, aimed at the enhancement project of archaeological sites and cultural heritage.

Readings/Bibliography

For the general bibliography, please refer to the laboratory

Tessa Matteini, Paesaggi del tempo. Documenti archeologici e rovine artificiali nel disegno del giardino e del paesaggio, Alinea, Firenze, 2009.

AA.VV., Archeologie e paesaggi del quotidiano, Architettura del Paesaggio n° 29, rivista di AIAPP (Associazione Italiana Architettura del Paesaggio), Paysage Editore, Milano, 2013

Franco Cambi, Manuale di Archeologia dei paesaggi. Metodologie, fonti, contesti, Carocci Editori, Roma, 2011

Emilio Sereni, Storia del paesaggio agrario italiano, Laterza Editori, Roma-Bari, 1961

Carlo Tosco, Il paesaggio storico. Le fonti e i metodi di ricerca, Laterza Editori, Bari, 2009

Giulia Caneva (a cura di), La Biologia vegetale per i beni culturali Vol. II. Conoscenza e Valorizzazione, Nardini Editore, Firenze, 2005

Pierre Grimal, I giardini di Roma antica, Garzanti libri, 2000

Luigi Latini, Tessa Matteini, Manuale di coltivazione pratica e poetica. Per la cura dei luoghi storici e archeologici nel Mediterraneo, Il Poligrafo, 2017

Teaching methods

Lectures, joint audits with other teachers, inspections

Assessment methods

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration (C.I.16 CFU, 192 hours) consists of the module/ teaching characteristic of Restoration (6 CFU, 72 hours) as well as a module/ teachings of:

- New technologies for the Survey of Architecture (2 CFU, 24 hours).

- Aesthetic and landscape (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Rehabilitation of historic buildings (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Design and active conservation of historic landscapes and open spaces (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Architectural composition/museography (2 CFU, 24 hours).

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration includes the verification of the learning of the contents of all the modules/teachings that make up the Integrated Course and takes place in a single examination test.

The evaluation will be effected on the basis of the laboratory work explained on the final report of the project.

Office hours

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