UNISCAPE Online LANDSCAPE ATELIERS - Cultivating Innovative Visions
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION deadline 31 January 2021
KM0 Displaying Perceptions of Quarantine Landscape
16 FEBRUARY 2021 | 16.00 CET | ZOOM
Worldwide, the Coronavirus pandemic has transfigured territories, often revealing the unusual nature of our cities, suburbs and small towns. On the one hand, the spectrality of the great historical centers uninhabited and without tourists; on the other hand, the peripheries reanimated by the smart working and the reclaiming of open spaces and, finally, the small towns which have shown the limits and opportunities of their marginal condition. If the city showed a certain vitality guaranteed by the inhabitants, public spaces and inadequate housing were central to the debate. Furthermore, in small towns, the habit to proximity and the dilated spaces seemed to have, somehow, better responded to the demands of the lockdown.
The limitation of movements makes the life and space at Km 0. In this scenario, many people have felt the spontaneous need to document the change and the progressive evolution of the landscape according to their own view. The inhabitants at the window, the photographers in the streets, the artists in their ateliers, have produced material made up of photos, videos, representations and suggestions, describing the quarantine landscape.
The Atelier consists of two sessions: the first will present the results of this call through a critical reading, in dialogue with some of the participants; the second will be a round table between experts in the landscape disciplines of the UNISCAPE network in order to identify some recurrences and conflicts of the new “quarantine landscapes” altered, perhaps irreversibly, by the pandemic and to indicate some perspectives for the uses and representations of the contemporary and future landscapes.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE The Atelier intend to encourage the creation of graphic, visual and multimedia contributions: from the state of restlessness and uncertainty generated by the lock-down towards the understanding of the needs of the city and the territory for the prefiguration of scenarios for new uses of public space. For the twentieth anniversary of the European Landscape Convention, which coincided with the global emergency of Covid-19, this Atelier wants to highlight the landscapes that have been generated in the consciousness of the inhabitants through their personal perceptions during the quarantine and all phases of the pandemic.
Three topics proposed:
a. City landscapes
b. Periurban/suburban landscapes
c. Small towns landscapes
Each participant can send a maximum of three contributions which may also belong to different topics (a,b,c) in the form of a multimedia file as follow:
- Photographs: black and with or colour, 300 dpi .jpg, max. 1MB;
- Hand/digital drawings. 300 dpi .jpg, max. 1MB. In case of hand drawings, a scanned version must be send;
- Video: .mp4, max. 2 minutes;
Other any types of contributions can be arranged with the curators. enclosing the specific application form. Each contribution must have a title and 3 keywords.
CURATORS Romina D’Ascanio, Francesca Paola Mondelli, Department of Architecture, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
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