Innovative strategies for the recovering of historical cities

Gabriella Caterina


The recovery of historical cities emphasizes the problem of reconstructing the memory of architecture and the mutual influence relationship between subjects and places clearly arises through the built environment concept. The awareness that recovery of the built environment to preserve memory of the place and activate a new development leads to the need to associate the recovery activities to the reactivation of local communities and to new solutions oriented to the verification of possibilities of creating different qualities and interests in the places to recover or to rebuild. In recent years, interventions in deprived urban places where artistic experiences are a chance to attract the change and regeneration, are becoming more numerous. The exploration of the artistic theories underlying the urban renewal process, supports the claim that, shared with local communities, art contributes to the development of the historic urban landscape, not as a work of embellishment, but as the reacquisition process of creativity, crucial to regenerate social bonds and recover the link with the place.

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