Vol. 18 No. 1 (2020): Exploring Landscapes of Research
Urban Landscape and Imagination

Reinventare è una cosa seria: Quattro operazioni elementari

Leonardo Pilati
Università Degli studi di Firenze
Published November 13, 2020
  • Reinventare | Esplorare | Raccogliere | Attivare | Avviare
How to Cite
Pilati, L. (2020). Reinventare è una cosa seria. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 18(1), 114-125. https://doi.org/10.13128/rv-8289


Reinventing is an action and a key concept of our time: reinventing uses, practices, things, places, spaces, ready-made formulas which have always worked and no longer appear to be adequate today, if we want to face the challenges of global changes.Contemporary environmental and social emergencies drive us to observe with a different look also landscapes of everyday life and to re-read design practices to orientate them towards new quality targets. Daily news and thoughts on climate change, on pollution in our cities or on the gigantic numbers of big data, influence methods and technical and operational tools of the different disciplines, pushing design practice towards the construction of answers rather than the elaboration of possible solutions, of goals rather than ideas. If on one hand this transition drives us to constantly revise our approach to design, on the other hand it maybe drives to overlook those elementary operations which characterize the creative process and allow to transform parts of landscape and spatial or cultural resources, reinventing them.