OC OPEN CITY International Summer School 7th edition focuses on the landscape design and its own countless implications.
Piacenza is a topical case-study because of its unique condition of liminal city facing the main Italian river, characterized by the overlapping and interaction of different forms of landscapes: agricultural, productive, urban.
According to the most recent and innovative disciplinary research, the background springs from integration among global scenarios and local architectural transformations. In this line the concept itself of landscape is called to a radical reconsideration, because it's the complex product of multiple, various and dynamic events and it's the result of many interacting ways to look at as well as a brief synthesis of design's heterogeneous, and sometimes contradictory, materials.
It's the Po riverside - and the buffer zone dividing the city and its own infrastructures from the water - the specific topic and the background of the series of lectures supporting it. These areas can be designed as city's new limits, they can help to improve the city's environmental quality, they can establish new links with other territories at a larger scale, giving the possibility to new urban uses and to alternative forms of socialization.