Vol. 20 No. 1 (2022): Walking and Staying in the Landscape

Tra A e B. Il tempo necessario a costruire un immaginario del paesaggio

Fabio Manfredi
Università di Genova, Scuola Politecnica, Dipartimento Architettura e Design (DAD)
Published July 1, 2022
  • Walking,
  • lines,
  • trajectories,
  • time
How to Cite
Manfredi, F. (2022). Tra A e B. Il tempo necessario a costruire un immaginario del paesaggio. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 20(1), 88-97. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-12491


Walking is a purely practical act, an ecological mode of locomotion, it is a way to read and experience the landscape in its spatial and temporal dimensions, one of the simplest and most natural forms to measure our position in it. Walking is a way in which we attribute meanings to our surroundings and it is for this reason that the theme is a sort of common ground of study for geographers, anthropologists, artists, landscape architects. In the dichotomies walk-move, plan-error, logistics-improvisation lies our predisposition to listen to a place.

In the gap between a point A and a point B of a movement, lies our ability to make an experience and transform the movement into a useful and founding act for the landscape; the time between A and B is that necessary to build an imaginary of the latter.


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