|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-GGR/01|
What does ‘landscape’ mean? In what context the concept was born and evolved? How can a landscape be protected and even enhanced? This course will try to answer these questions,reconstructing the history of the concept, its entry into geographic studies, its connection to the notion of territory and the process of acquiring the implications that redefine it in terms of natural and cultural heritage by enhancing the practices of protection and conservation.
The course aims to provide the theoretical and applicative knowledge necessary for the understanding of the fields of landscape research developed within the discipline of Geography. The course focuses on the reconstruction of the genesis of the landscape concept and the evolution of its meaning within geographical analysis. Secondly, it examines the different conservation and protection practices at international and national level. In addition, the interpretative models developed in contemporary research and political practice are explored.
The complex relationship between landscape and environment, landscape design and use according to a sustainability criterion, together with the presentation of case studies, complete the analytical framework through which the student acquires the skills to read the landscape, recognizing it as a phenomenon not only territorial, but also socio-cultural.
The main objectives of the course are:
- acquiring the origin and meaning of the "landscape concept " in geography and other disciplines, and their evolution over time;
- getting to know the main tools for protection and enhancement of the landscape (e.g. Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, European Landscape Convention, UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage);
- providing the basic knowledge for the reading and interpretation of the landscape from different points of view;
- illustrating the main tools for obtaining cartographic, visual and photographic documentation on the landscape that can be used within the analysis of case studies;
- acquiring skills for landscape analysis.
Particular attention will be given to case studies in which the evolution of the landscape is studied.
At the end of the course the students will be able:
-to illustrate the historical evolution of the meaning attributed to 'landscape' and the path related to its integration among the 'objects' of study of Geography;
- to analyse critically the main regulatory instruments for landscape protection and enhancement;
- to read a landscape;
- to acquire and use the specific and technical vocabulary of the discipline in an appropriate manner;
- to use geographical expertise to analyse the landscape and carry out diachronic comparisons.
There are no specific requirements.
Lessons take place in the classroom and can only be attended in person. Attendance, even if not compulsory, is recommended
- Face-to-face lectures are executed with presentations and discussion based on the slides;
- case study analysis;
- if possible, a field survey or a visit to a documentation centre is planned.
Students will study the following topics:
- formal and informal landscape definitions;
- Regulatory instruments for the protection and enhancement of a landscape
- the different elements and attributes of a landscape;
- the interpretative models of a landscape in geography;
- Tools and techniques for landscape analysis and assessment: case studies
During the course, they will provide updated and in-depth data on the content and topics addressed.
The list of texts may possibly be modified and therefore it is advisable to wait for the start of the lessons and the presentation of the program by the teacher before purchasing or loaning.
For attending students:
- Carlo Tosco, Il paesaggio come storia, il Mulino, 2007 .
- Slide di approfondimento caricate sul portale aulaweb.
For non-attending students:
- Carlo Tosco, Il paesaggio come storia, il Mulino, 2007
e uno a scelta tra i seguenti volumi / saggi:
- Paola Bonora, Fermiamo il consumo di suolo. I territorio tra speculazione, incuria e degrado, Bologna, il Mulino, 2015.
- Benedetta Castiglioni, Massimo De Marchi ( a cura di), Di chi è il paeaggio, La partecipazione degli attori nella individuazione, valutazione e pianificazione, Padova, CLEUP, 2009. open access.
- Cristiano Giorda (a cura di), Geografia e Antropocene. Uomo, ambiente, educazione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2019.
- Massimo Morisi ( a cura di), 'Guardare' il paesaggio. Breve vademecum per gli Osservatori del Paesaggio in Toscana, Firenze, Firenze University Press, 2016. open access.
- Michael Jakob, Il paesaggio, Bologna, il Mulino, 2009.
- Corrado Teofili, Rosa Clarino (a cura di), Riconquistare il paesaggio. La convenzione Europea del Paesaggio e la conservazione della biodiversità in Italia, MIUR, WWF ong onlus, 2008 (solo Capitoli 1, 2, 3). open access, pdf scaricabile da sito www.wwf.it
-Valdemarin S., Lucia M.G., Geografie dell'attrattività territoriale, Milano-Torino, Pearson Italia, (Cap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6).
Office hours: Thursday 9-11 (or on another day and time to be agreed with the teacher), Dafist, via Balbi 2-III floor
CARLA PAMPALONI (President)
REBEKKA ANNIE PAUL DOSSCHE
PIETRO PIANA (Substitute)
13 February 2023
The exam takes place in oral form, through an interview on the topics covered in class, on the materials provided online and on the texts in the program. The interview will also include the critical analysis of images, graphs, tables, maps and videos.
- will evaluate the knowledge of the main theoretical references and spatial analysis models treated in class and present in the study texts;
- will allow to verify the ability to present and critically evaluate the main aspects, processes and problems faced by the geographical landscape analysis.
The evaluation will take into account:
- quality of exposure and appropriate use of the specialized vocabulary;
- argumentative capacity and critical reasoning on the study carried out;
- ability to make connections between the different topics addressed.
All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the AulaWeb e-learning portal (accessible from the University web site or at: https://www.aulaweb.unige.it).
All information and materials related to this teaching are published exclusively on that site.