Territory care: “landscape as common good”
Project studio MODULE 04, 150 hours
Milan, Autumn 2014
Territory care is not a slogan but a need. Protection, safeguard and maintenance are often borne with intolerance by local communities as causes of excessive restrictions on their economical expectations. Nevertheless the same communities are nowadays so disoriented in choosing development models appropriate to the effectively available resources to cause irreparable conflicts in the environment and to preclude future perspectives of possible new economical managements. Mass tourism, production and mining related procedures, intensive farming: they are basically abstract activities drawn by easy profits, which rise and spread over the landscape transforming it in a conquered territory, often causing the preceding functional systems to become marginal, abandoned and deteriorated while making the present arrangements unstable. This attitude puts more strain on the local communities constitutional system which seems even frailer in the absence of a shared political project based on the awareness of landscape as a “common good” and on its possible use for sustainable activities whose shares could be equally allocated.