CALL FOR PAPERS: What should we not forget at the end of this emergency? In this moment of emergency while looking at the world with a different glance, we are called to reactive reflections and critics. The academic community is used to publish the outcomes of research after a long time spent collecting and processing information, but this time the call changes the rules. The aim is to edit considerations, however scientific, arising from an ongoing situation: something like a logbook, a storage of memories for an ordinary, hopefully not-so-far, tomorrow.
Landscape and coronavirus
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The current circumstances that we are experiencing, with the massive spreading of Coronavirus all over the world, especially in the most densely populated urban areas motivate us to publish a special issue of Ri-Vista dedicated to the relationship between landscape and Covid-19 epidemic, that is questioning current ways of living and producing.
The reasons are:
- Encouraging a debate and publishing significant scientific contributions on this topic.
- Reaffirming the central role of the landscape as a common ground, suitable for reading and understanding the systemic implications of the pandemic on our contemporary model of living.
- Reaffirming our views in terms of Open Access, Open Data, free circulation of ideas and results.
- Opposing real scientific facts to fake news.
Concretely, our project is to publish one special issue on different topics such as:
- The relationship between open spaces and spread of the epidemic;
- Landscape and refuge: the role of architecture in emergencies;
- Landscape and isolation;
- In and out: individual and collective percepetion of landscape between domestic and public sphere;
- The urban community re-descovers its essence;
- Ways of living, producing, housing: resize our habits, transform our imprint;
- Nature takes possession of the spaces the man left;
- Epidemic and landscape transformations: an historical survey;
- Climate changes and Covid-19 spread.
As the situation changes very quickly, we will create an “open stream” section of Ri-Vista to speed up the publication. Shorter contributions such as preprints and editorials will be particularly appreciated (.doc extension with pictures attached).
THE CALL IS NOW OPEN