In the collective imagination the city of Agrigento is inextricably tied to the archaeological heritage of the Valley of the Temples. However, the image of Agrigento is also that of the illegal housing plaguing the surrounding territory and clogging the coastline, as well as that of its extraordinary historical centre, degraded and abandoned, besieged by the imposing building units, a product of the property speculation of the 1950s and 60s, and surrounded by roads and viaducts.Recognizing landscape as an identity resource, linking the notion of identity to those of memory, history and culture, necessarily implies a further operation: that of projecting the notion of identity into the future, with an eye to the society of tomorrow and the generations to come.In Agrigento, a growing social demand for landscape regeneration expresses the exigency of a more comprehensive reappraisal of the areas, driven by the need to creatively reinterpret the meeting/clash between the inherited heritage and the new identities that have imposed themselves.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Paesaggio 150. Sguardi sul paesaggio italiano tra conservazione, trasformazione e progetto in 150 anni di storia|
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|