Vol. 19 No. 2 (2021): Rethinking Public Space. The intangible design
Thematical section (Current series)

COMMONS IN MARGINAL LANDSCAPES. Collective practices for an alternative narrative and use of common spatial resources in peripheral landscapes

Maddalena Ferretti
DICEA Department of Civil and Building Engineering, and Architecture, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Sara Favargiotti
DICEA Department of Civil and Building Engineering, and Architecture, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Published January 27, 2022
Keywords
  • Commons,
  • marginal landscapes,
  • natural and built heritage,
  • regenerative landscape design,
  • resilient communities
How to Cite
Ferretti, M., & Favargiotti, S. (2022). COMMONS IN MARGINAL LANDSCAPES. Collective practices for an alternative narrative and use of common spatial resources in peripheral landscapes. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 19(2), 176-189. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-11412

Abstract

This contribution aims to describe commons practices in marginal landscapes from the perspective of the design disciplines – landscape and urban design and architecture – as special collective forms of transfer of tangible and intangible values. Case studies in the Alps and Apennine context support the analysis. Specifically the paper investigates the role of commons to explore how these practices in urban and rural areas can be different for their relational capacity and strength, but are also complementary in enabling forms of inclusive habitat. Commons in marginal landscapes are examined through the lens of landscape design and space transformation to detect structural challenges and dynamics but also to propose an alternative narrative. These places need the innovative potential of commons to steer a necessary upgrade in the management and use of material and immaterial resources.

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