Spagnolo / Sharing Landscape: beyond the urban-rural dialectic.

Sharing Landscape: beyond the urban-rural dialectic. The FARM as a FORM of urban resilience.

Author: Isabella Spagnolo, Politecnico di Milano

Supervisor: Guya Bertelli, Prof., DAStU, Politecnico di Milano

Research stage: intermediate doctoral stage

Category: Extended abstract


On the CA2RE conference in Delft, I would like to present and discuss the second macro-section that makes up my thesis, the title of which is: SHARING as a paradigm and interpretative strategy.

Within this, I would like to focus on the intrinsic relationship that historically exists between agriculture and architecture. It can be said that the history of human civilization originated with agriculture and that the latter is nothing other than the very first form of architecture, the primordial link between nature and man. This link then evolved and modified with the evolution of the teknè: the thesis identifies four possible formal principles that accompany this evolution in the historical phases, repeating themselves cyclically: the fence, the grid, the court, and the greenhouse (a negative court).

Keywords: (vertical) farms, paradigms, sharing