RI-Vista: Landscape and Covid-19

March 30, 2020

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.

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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:

  1. Encouraging a debate and publishing significant scientific contributions on this topic.
  2. 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.
  3. Reaffirming our views in terms of Open Access, Open Data, free circulation of ideas and results.
  4. 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).


Ri-Vista. Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio