Gilles Vexlard. La dolce vita: The pleasure of living the landscape
Workshop di progettazione. Milano, 29th may – 2nd june 2013
Ever too often we are used to associate the landscape with a vision which is binding and limiting of individual freedom. This vision derives from a conservative culture which, although it has the merit of having contributed to the safeguard of aesthetic and cultural values that it carries, represents an extreme reaction to the complete insensibility that has often in the past, and often still does, characterized large scale projects. Furthermore we have the predominance of a technical-scientific approach of the territorial analysis tools and the connected language, through which the subject “landscape” is being protected and planned in a rigid cage made of rules and territorial policies accumulated through time by the regulatory system. The landscape category however is vast. Fortunately, it also contains the intentionality of its own unstoppable transformation. This is connected to the mode in which the local communities auto-organize themselves using, with more or less awareness, their own territorial resources to create adequate models of development, to nurture economical expectations, to produce work and richness in balance with the environment, to host and offer a real faces towards the exterior, to plan its own future with awareness, to live the landscape responsibly, but also freely, with joy and pleasure.