The present contribution intends to propose an epistemological reflection on the links relationships that interweave the map, cultural heritage, landscape, and places. We have indentified an interpretative horizon that intersects the scientific geographic debate with the literary subject and we have proposed a specific reading of the site of Old Gibellina, in Sicily, where reality and representation seem to converge. In 1968 Gibellina was razed to the ground by a seism. The artist Alberto Burri covered the ruins with the concrete realising the “Grande Cretto”. In our perspective, the Cretto represents a unique place: it is a full size map, it is landscape, it is world at the same time. What happens then when reality and representation coincide in a place?

Giovanni Messina (2020). FRAMMENTI DI PAESAGGIO CULTURALE: I RUDERI DI GIBELLINA. In L.C. Piccinini, V. Amato, T. Chang, M. Taverna, & L. Iseppi (a cura di), Proceedings of the 23rd IPSAPA/ISPALEM International Scientific Conference Napoli (Italy) July 4th - 5th, 2019 (pp. 353-359). IPSAPA/ISPALEM.

FRAMMENTI DI PAESAGGIO CULTURALE: I RUDERI DI GIBELLINA

Giovanni Messina
2020

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The present contribution intends to propose an epistemological reflection on the links relationships that interweave the map, cultural heritage, landscape, and places. We have indentified an interpretative horizon that intersects the scientific geographic debate with the literary subject and we have proposed a specific reading of the site of Old Gibellina, in Sicily, where reality and representation seem to converge. In 1968 Gibellina was razed to the ground by a seism. The artist Alberto Burri covered the ruins with the concrete realising the “Grande Cretto”. In our perspective, the Cretto represents a unique place: it is a full size map, it is landscape, it is world at the same time. What happens then when reality and representation coincide in a place?
Settore M-GGR/01 - Geografia
978-88-942329-5-0
Giovanni Messina (2020). FRAMMENTI DI PAESAGGIO CULTURALE: I RUDERI DI GIBELLINA. In L.C. Piccinini, V. Amato, T. Chang, M. Taverna, & L. Iseppi (a cura di), Proceedings of the 23rd IPSAPA/ISPALEM International Scientific Conference Napoli (Italy) July 4th - 5th, 2019 (pp. 353-359). IPSAPA/ISPALEM.
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