Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022): Co-evolution
Thematical section (Current series)

Compresenze, esercizi di mescolanza

Thania Sakellariou
DiAP Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2023-02-23


  • Landscape design,
  • Landscape Ecology,
  • Nature,
  • Multi-species approach,
  • Co-existence

How to Cite

Sakellariou, T. (2023). Compresenze, esercizi di mescolanza . Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 20(2), 192–203. https://doi.org/10.36253/rv-13331


If the 20th century produced the idea of altered landscapes, the 21st century, within the discipline of landscape, seems to be experimenting with complex and innovative ways, assemblages to build relational landscapes in which ecosystem thinking assumes an important role in mediation to think and act with the living.
New fields of inquiry arise for the project, in which the fundamental concepts of ecology such as discontinuity, instability, grafting, hybridization and interference are integrated with the plurality of the living, from plant forms to the worlds perceived by animals, to the processes of agents on biotic and non-biotic forms. Rather than mimicry, they offer a model of agency, of incomplete- ness and openness. The proposed contribution intends to raise some conceptual and operational reflections within the contemporary landscape project and the current debate, critically analyzing the project of the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, placing at the center the theme of co-presence as a field of revelation of the relational dimension, towards a new negotiation between man and nature, between artistic knowledge and scientific knowledge.


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