On diversity and differences
Call for Papers
Globalisation and neoliberal practices have worked towards a process of homogenisation both culturally and biologically, flattening cultural diversity and impoverishing our ecosystems. Scholars attest that ‘the reduction of variation and difference .. seems to apply both in the natural and the sociocultural world, often with similar causes and comparable results’ (Hylland Eriksen, 2021). In 2011, the American science journalist Charles Mann coined the term ‘The Homogenocene’ to label the modern world characterised by monocultures, species extinction, biological invasions, language death and ubiquitous consumerism.
The call is open until May 31st 2024
Ri-Vista is an open access, peer-reviewed six-monthly scientific journal in electronic format, ranked in “Class A” by ANVUR - Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes. Founded in 2003, the second series was launched in 2015, when Ri-Vista became part of the scientific journals of the University of Florence. The journal does not ask any charges neither from authors nor readers and operates through international calls for papers and double-blind peer review.
Ri-Vista deals with the multiple dimensions of landscape planning and design, seen from a rich variety of disciplines, in a scientific and open perspective which is distinctive of landscape architecture. Each issue aims at gathering knowledge and visions around specific topics, promoting innovative and responsible actions for creation, protection, restoration and management of landscapes.
Emanuela Morelli, Università di Firenze, Italy
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This issue of Ri-Vista reflects on the inseparable link between forms of water and landscapes and on the meanings that this relation assumes in the design, both when it is explicit or implicit. It investigates the paradoxes of water and analyses the different attitudes, both on conceptual and technical levels.
Moving from the different interpretative points of view hosted in this issue, we have chosen to present in this editorial two interrelated and complementary reflections about the opposite effects generated by increasingly recurrent climatic phenomena.
The different contributions present a dialectic of opposites, often insufficiently investigated and sometimes inevitably ambiguous, which involves a continuous change of perspective in the reader.
Following this "fluid" path... More