THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VISION PAYSAGÈRE
by Giaime Meloni


University: Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme Environnement - Centre de Recherche sur l’Habitat (CNRS 7218) / Università degli Studi di Cagliari 
Course: PhD
Year of graduation: 2014
Thesis: The construction of a Vision Paysagère. 
Contacts: giaime.meloni[at]gmail[dot]com | website

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Abstract: The thesis aims at exploring the relationship between the landscape project, conceived as a discipline able to transform the material and immaterial territory, and the photographic practice . It is an interdisciplinary research that attempts to understand the possible interactions between the two branches of knowledge, avoiding the submission of one over the other. It is so conceived a field of research on the design culture oriented to determine the potential use of photography as a contribution to the conception of space. The study highlights some key issues: Can the photography, as representation and critical interpretation, perform a role in the process of transformation of the material and immaterial territory? What is the influence of a practice of selective fragmentation of the landscape on the design thinking? May a mechanism of reproduction of the reality propose a concrete way of conceiving the space? In order to answer these questions the research developed a methodology oriented to the combination of two levels of study. On the one hand the creation of a broad knowledge which examines the status of the photography in relation to the landscape, going beyond the simple categorization of a photographic genre. On the other hand an experimental practice of photographic action in the context of the coastal landscape of the Sulcis-Iglesias, in Sardinia. It is an effort aimed at a critical representation of the territory. The aim is to build a concept of vision paysagère, as a specific visual action, which avoids the formation of stereotypes. A practice able to offer an interpretative view on the landscape.




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