Ri-Vista-Call for Papers 2/2020



Ri-Vista is launching its second CALL for 2020. We invite authors to submit proposals for the December 2020 issue.

Representation is a powerful tool for landscape understanding and spreading. The new issue of Ri-Vista, in continuity with the previous two, intends to explore topics related to the European Landscape Convention during the year we celebrate its twentieth anniversary.

The theme of representation underlines two different levels of investigation that Landscape Representation Skills intends to explore. The first relates to the object itself, that is, the multiple forms, techniques, methods used for representation, therefore the iconographic language as an expressive tool. The second concerns interpretation, i.e. the mental models underlying the representation, which is also preparatory to the identification and evaluation of landscapes required by the Convention.

Deadline submissions: September 7, 2020.


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Ri-Vista-Call for Papers 1/2020


Ri-Vista is launching its first CALL for 2020. We invite authors to submit proposals for the June 2020 issue.

In continuity with the previous issue, the next one also intends to draw attention to the themes and keywords in the European Landscape Convention in the year celebrating the 20th anniversary of its signing. Recognizing the ELC’s innovative nature and considering the 2008 guidelines as a powerful implementation device, Ri-Vista 1 | 2020 aims to explore the state of research internationally in cross-disciplinary environments dedicated to the training of specialists in “landscape appraisal and operations”.

For Exploring Landscapes of Research, Ri-Vista aims to collect scientific contributions that reveal the promising intersections between research, training and professional activity generating the most fertile conditions for experimenting with and updating the tools and methods of landscape projects. In our opinion, these environments can be seen as particularly fertile areas of experimentation in innovation where various lines of research have been explored over the last two decades in developing appropriate tools to support “landscape specialists” in the different phases of the “protection, management and planning” process.

Considering that landscape projects are capable of transversely and adaptively dealing with the complexity of contemporary settlements, Exploring Landscapes of Research will highlight some of the main investigation trajectories and crucial design issues.

Specifically, the call focuses on a special category, ordinary landscapes and everyday areas, in three main topics of investigation and critical reflection:

  1. interpreting and describing ordinary landscapes
  2. representing and communicating projects for everyday areas
  3. reinventing common places and public spaces with landscape architecture tools

Deadline submissions: March 2, 2020



Ri-Vista-Call for Papers 2/2019


In the twentieth anniversary of the signature of the European Landscape Convention, Ri-Vista intends to focus on some of its keywords that are particular meaningful in the perspective of thelandscape project.

As a first step, the present THEMATIC CALL for the issue 2|2019 — now open with deadline 22 September, 2019 — aims to receive submissions of papers on the topic of LANDSCAPE PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING: REASONS, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES.

The landscape concept is usually intended as synthesis and integration of perceptions, values, and disciplines. But, on the contrary, in the social discourse it is often a battlefield of conflictual visions, aspirations, professions, and actors of the territorial governance. Different actions and policies on landscape (in the fields of protection, management and planning) reflect in various ways both integration efforts and conflicts.

The issue 2|2019 builds upon the relationship between the societal demand for the protection/ management/planning of the landscape, and the technical activities they requires within a determined normative and procedural framework (heritage designation, planning regulation, assessment procedures, and such), addressing national cases as well as the international debate. The match between technical instruments and societal demands can be better addressed by a wider perspective on different tools and ways for taking care of the landscape by administrations and citizens. The relationship between protection and enhancement, the management and the planning perspective, as well as the role of private stakeholders, cannot be neglected.

This issue invites in particular to reason about protection as it emerges since its proposal, the formal shape it takes, the technical activities which implement it, their outcomes, the possibilities for creative design and intervention.

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