90623 - Environmental Emergencies and Recovery of Cultural Heritage (1) (LM)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Sustainable cities Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students will acquire a full awareness of the complexity of the cultural heritage and what are the responses formulated by the institutions to the production of disasters. Through a historical approach to the natural emergency we will then focus on what policies have been adopted by governments and administrations to tackle the complex problem of the vulnerability of cultural heritage. Taking advantage of the analysis of specific case studies, declined in terms of political history and history of the environment, students will be provided with the skills necessary to understand in what terms the public interest has changed in the conservation and enhancement of past assets in the territory .

Course contents

The first part of the course will be devoted to the analysis, from a historical-political point of view, of the intervention of the State on the defense of cultural and environmental heritage (conceptualizations, regulatory tools and the role of institutions from the post-unitary period to the republican era). In the second part of the course the students will instead be involved in the study of some cases of public intervention for the restoration and conservation of the cultural heritage involved in environmental emergencies.

Readings/Bibliography

Framing:

- C. Tosco, I beni culturali. Storia, tutela e valorizzazione, il Mulino, 2014

- C. Tosco, Il paesaggio come storia, il Mulino, 2007

- S. Botta, Macerie d'Italia. Storia politica di una nazione in lotta contro la natura, Le Monnier, 2020

 

Insights:

- C. Azzolini, G. Carbonara, Ricostruire la memoria. Il patrimonio culturale del Friuli a quarant’anni dal terremoto, Forum, 2016

- R. Balzani, Per le antichità e le belle arti. La legge n. 364 del 20 giugno 1909 e l'Italia giolittiana, il Mulino, 2003 (fino a pag. 125) + A. Varni (a cura di), A difesa di un patrimonio nazionale. L'Italia di Corrado Ricci nella tutela dell'arte e della natura, Longo, 2002

- M.T. Binaghi Olivari [et al.], Le pietre dello scandalo. La politica dei beni culturali nel Friuli del terremoto, Torino, Einaudi, 1980 + G.P. Nimis, Terre mobili. Dal Belice al Friuli dall'Umbria all'Abruzzo, Donzelli, 2009

- G.L. Bulsei, A. Mastropaolo, Oltre il terremoto. L’Aquila tra miracolo e scandali, Viella, 2011

- L. Casini, Ereditare il futuro. Dilemmi del patrimonio culturale, Mulino, 2016

- A. Emiliani, Una politica dei beni culturali, Bononia University Press, 2014

- T. Montanari, Privati del patrimonio, Einaudi, 2015

- P. Passaniti, Il diritto cangiante. Il lungo Novecento giuridico del paesaggio italiano, Giuffrè, 2019

- A. Ragusa, Alle origini dello Stato contemporaneo. Politiche di gestione dei beni culturali e ambientali tra Otto e Nocevento, FrancoAngeli, 2011 (da pag. 101 a pag. 257)

- A. Ragusa, I giardini delle muse. Il patrimonio culturale ed ambientale in Italia dalla Costituente all’istituzione del Ministero (1946-1975), FrancoAngeli, 2014 (fino a pag. 201)

- A. Ragusa La nazione allo specchio, Piero Lacaita Editore, 2012 (fino a pag. 192)

- S. Settis, Italia S.p.A. L'assalto del patrimonio culturale, Einaudi, 2002

- S. Verde, Le belle arti e i selvaggi. La scoperta dell'altro, la storia dell'arte e l'invenzione del patrimonio culturale, Marsilio, 2019

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons integrated with discussions on documents explained during the course. 

Assessment methods

Attending students must study the contents of the lessons and choose two books in the "Insights" section (Framing: written test, Insights: oral exam)

Non-attending students must study the books of the "Framing" section and choose two volumes in the "Insights" section (Framing and Insights: oral exam on both parts on the same day). The student is required to present himself for the exam bringing with him the selected texts from the "Insights" section.

Office hours

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