Generare paesaggi, generare comunità. Progettisti e architetture del welfare urbano contemporaneo nei territori interni della Sicilia

Generating landscapes, generating communities. Designers and architectures of contemporary urban welfare in inland Sicily

On the basis of a common definition of landscape, which integrates a wide range of cultural approaches and disciplinary themes, contemporary architectures and urban projects can create high-quality landscapes. Especially in non-metropolitan Italian territories, communities of “producers” and “inhabitants” of landscapes work on the renewal of the mosaic of residential, productive and service functions. Not dissimilar is the situation of inland Sicily, where a process of generation of a new landscape seems to have restarted. It integrates aesthetics, architecture, urbanism and ecology and marks the development of a new way of community-developed patronage.
In a personal and non-exhaustive way, the article describes some cases where we prefer new community-based landscapes over the synesthetic perceptions of endless construction sites.