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CODE 94672
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

What does ‘landscape’ mean? In what context the concept was born and evolved? How can a landscape be protected and even enhanced?The course will attempt to answer these questions, reconstructing the history of the concept, its entry into geographical studies and the introduction of landscape as an essential element in the regulation of practices related to the protection and conservation of the natural heritage.

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

The student will acquire a greater ability to manage their social interactions with a collaborative attitude, constructive communication and dialogue skills

PREREQUISITES

There are no specific requirements.

TEACHING METHODS

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;

- analysis of case studies by external experts;

 


 Attending students will be asked to present short papers in class on topics agreed upon with the lecturer.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Students will study the following topics:

-  reconstruction of the origin and evolution of the concept in terms of content and application

- Regulatory instruments for the protection and enhancement 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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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 .

- In-depth slides uploaded on aulaweb

For non-attending students:

- Carlo Tosco, Il paesaggio come storia, il Mulino, 2007 

and one of your choice from the following volumes/essays:

- 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).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

REBEKKA ANNIE PAUL DOSSCHE (President)

LORENZO BROCADA

CARLA PAMPALONI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

 February 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The interview:

- 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.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 08:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2024 08:00 GENOVA Orale
03/07/2024 08:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 08:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the AulaWeb e-learning portal.
All information and materials related to this teaching are published exclusively on that site.

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