PALIMPSEST envisages regenerating the lost “sustainability wisdom” underlying the production of heritage landscapes through the activation of co-creation processes involving creative actors, technical stakeholders and civic society.
Here design, art practices and architecture dialogue with place-specific needs and broad systemic challenges to imagine new scenarios and experiment with innovative practices connecting human actions, landscape heritage and sustainability objectives. Such experiments will envision novel Landscape Scenarios and Landscape Services, seeking to support landscape sustainability while empowering creative and cultural operators.
PALIMPSEST experiments with new practices, shaping human-nature interactions.
PALIMPSEST will integrate the aforementioned Landscape Services in environmental-sensitive solutions with sustainable finance infrastructures to support the sharing and circulating of positive externalities at different levels among the landscape service actors and communities.
PALIMPSEST revolves around three pilots with strong cultural identities and relevant environmental problems:
- Łódź (Poland), a UNESCO city of films fighting the highest air pollution levels in Europe;
- Milan fringes (Italy), traditional agricultural landscapes struggling with unsustainable water use;
- Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), an Andalusian wine landscape and vernacular site challenged by renewable energy production facilities;