Vol. 19 No. 1 (2021): Landscape design & COVID-19. Progettare per la natura
Segregazione: silenzio, parla la natura

Still Life – Natura Morta: the landscapes of proximity

Sasa Dobricic
Università di Nova Gorica
Marco Acri
University of Nova Gorica
Published July 26, 2021
  • Pandemics,
  • Social distance,
  • social space,
  • proximity,
  • urban landscape
How to Cite
Dobricic, S., & Acri, M. (2021). Still Life – Natura Morta: the landscapes of proximity. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 19(1), 64-83. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-10298


The social distancing does represent an oxymoron: how can there be distancing if what characterizes the very sociality is the proximity between individuals, and generally living beings? Comparable to living dead space (Todd R.W., 2007) or more notorious “still life” or “natura morta”, the paradox remains unsolved:  how can something like nature that is impregnated with life, be dead?


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