Design ed eco-sostenibilità: le fibre vegetali in Sicilia tra tradizione ed innovazione

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The debate on the environmental issue, which arose between the 60s and 70s of last century, with the formation of the first environmental groups, had as its central point the relationship between economy and environment, the increasingly obvious need to preserve the quality of the natural heritage and in the knowledge that as the planet's resources tend exhaustible should be reviewed and balanced development models. The objects, according to the lesson of Bruno Latour, symbolizing lifestyles that include their internal communication processes and concern in every case the sphere of information, interaction, and even the memory of desire. The approval of the planet on the Western model, the elimination of cultural differences, abuse of resources, the impact of pollution on the ecosystem are the negative effects of globalization. Often the location is ignored because of too much emphasis on globalization and in many cases, local forces constantly strive to mitigate the impact of global processes. Bauman introduced the term "glocalization" (Berman, 2005), without wishing to find a sense of political opposition to globalization (such as do-globalization). The concept of glocalization believes that the foundation of society in every age has been and is the local community, the interaction of individuals, organized groups increasingly enlarged and placed on a territory. It stands at the center of his "philosophy": the individual, the human person, the local heritage material and symbolic of the person and the group. Every place has, in fact, his vocation and identity, constituted by the natural uninterrupted with artificial man-made and the degree of social cohesion. Ie the territorial identity, which today is becoming more strategic and value attribute of input intangible local socio-economic development, which then becomes a powerful resource to be spent in valuing the same territory. Today, it is evident as a mixture, the hybridization is the general rule dominant, but it is equally undeniable that the nature of places influence in a decisive way the appearance of the products. The particular capabilities of their creative a place become part of the very nature of the products. The project follows mysterious ways in which the shape is the result of many factors, including also the context sociale.La growing conviction of the importance and urgency of knowing how to organize forms of sustainable development, in accordance with the limited resources and environmental health human, has directed research towards the use of plant fibers. Vegetable fibers can provide performance techniques and formal at times greater than that provided by materials and articles produced with high technology and simultaneously create huge economic resource in an area, like the Sicilian, in which you want to promote a culture of enterprise based on eco-friendly innovations. In general, the cultivation, production, processing and use of these fibers can provide specific answers to a series of problems related to energy conservation, environmental sustainability and pollution. Moreover, the appreciation in art and design of traditional techniques is not only a great potential for renovation and conversion also in aesthetic terms, but increasingly ensures quality control of different types of objects.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteAnimare un'alternativa mediterranea allo sviluppo. Il turismo per uno sviluppo relazionale integrato
Numero di pagine14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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