To re-activate an urban landscape, through a complex system of relationships, needs a goal: trigger a course of identification based on cultural heritage like an “ID card”. To do this, without losing the historical common memory, culture doesn’t have to be only for the “elite” but has to begin the raw nerve of the development. When Kevin Lynch wrote about wayfinding, it was not for tourists but for inhabitants whom daily live in that place: the field of “orientation” was essential for him like it was for Camillo Sitte. This theorist of urban planning (not fully understood) said that “the space and the city are important if they are active” and Wieczorek explains that “active” means the rule of the spectator in the perception process. Recently, the experience of study, design and realization of Wayfinding Agrigento, has a aim: a local sustainable development that causes Agrigento to be a creative city, to re-start from its own identity, from its abandoned places, from its neglected architectures, from the difficult orography that characterizes its urban pattern. This project guides urban users throughout Girgenti (the historical center of Agrigento), into a slow rhythm of life, to stand out to the urban patterned identity, in a social progress of discovering and rediscovering of the historical heritage. The suggested paths are connected with a website that can also analyze city users’ movements in the historical center to plan services and public urban “gears” for the community. Girgenti starts to begin a real living organism that communicates and interacts with its urban users, reacts and dialogues with them, produces knowledge and triggers its regeneration.

Scavone, V. (2018). Strategy to re-active an urban landscape. In World Heritage and Knowledge : Representation | Restoration | Redesign | Resilience. Le Vie dei Mercanti (pp. 816-822). Roma : Gangemi.

Strategy to re-active an urban landscape

Scavone, Valeria
2018-01-01

Abstract

To re-activate an urban landscape, through a complex system of relationships, needs a goal: trigger a course of identification based on cultural heritage like an “ID card”. To do this, without losing the historical common memory, culture doesn’t have to be only for the “elite” but has to begin the raw nerve of the development. When Kevin Lynch wrote about wayfinding, it was not for tourists but for inhabitants whom daily live in that place: the field of “orientation” was essential for him like it was for Camillo Sitte. This theorist of urban planning (not fully understood) said that “the space and the city are important if they are active” and Wieczorek explains that “active” means the rule of the spectator in the perception process. Recently, the experience of study, design and realization of Wayfinding Agrigento, has a aim: a local sustainable development that causes Agrigento to be a creative city, to re-start from its own identity, from its abandoned places, from its neglected architectures, from the difficult orography that characterizes its urban pattern. This project guides urban users throughout Girgenti (the historical center of Agrigento), into a slow rhythm of life, to stand out to the urban patterned identity, in a social progress of discovering and rediscovering of the historical heritage. The suggested paths are connected with a website that can also analyze city users’ movements in the historical center to plan services and public urban “gears” for the community. Girgenti starts to begin a real living organism that communicates and interacts with its urban users, reacts and dialogues with them, produces knowledge and triggers its regeneration.
2018
Settore ICAR/21 - Urbanistica
https://www.gangemieditore.com/dettaglio/world-heritage-and-knowledge/8202/2
Scavone, V. (2018). Strategy to re-active an urban landscape. In World Heritage and Knowledge : Representation | Restoration | Redesign | Resilience. Le Vie dei Mercanti (pp. 816-822). Roma : Gangemi.
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