Urban legacies between heritage, rights and innovation
A cycle of seminars called "Urban legacies between heritage, rights and innovation"
With Professor Carlo Olmo
Urban Legacies is a cycle of seminars in two parts to explore the meaning and the implications of the FULL keyword.
The debate aims to produce the theoretical basis for reformulating the concept of urban Legacy, to produce a theory that underlies the research of the FULL Interdepartmental Center. It is necessary to create a lexicon that supports the concept of Legacy and to identify some interesting terrains on which to direct the research work of the Center.
The clichés of the twentieth century no longer exist, the narratives linked to these places are no longer sufficient to describe what remains of it. At the end of the last century we pass from key words based on the history of industry, to key words of urban nature and founded on 'absence', emptiness becomes heritage and buildings or fragments of buildings come fully into the processes of patrimonialization, placing the problem of the continuous reconstruction of a removed memory.
The challenge is to reconstruct a vocabulary with the necessary historical depth, which can be the "common base" of a project that aims to redefine the legacy of an industrial city that today really needs the argument on which to base its own legitimacy, their own borders, their actors and their rhetoric.