The course’s goal is to equip students with the necessary tools for a proper approach to spatial analysis as well as to the analysis of social and cultural dynamics that, today as well as through history, determine each territory’s specific characters, the resilience of community systems, the relationship with risk and the response to non-ordinary events.
Space and place are active operators underlying all territorial processes; they are assumed and implied in the generation of responses, both by individuals and by communities, to natural, anthropic and economic events.
The course will provide the concepts and methods which are necessary for the understanding of space articulation, of the processes of territorialization that organize it and of the cultural landscapes that dwell on it, with special emphasis on risk perception and risk evaluation, and on the possible responses to states of emergency.
Diverse case studies will be shown, if necessary with the aid of experts.
Lectures and seminars
Meetings with experts
On-site tours (which may be replaced by short texts for those unable to participate)
Non-attenders may ask to participate in specific site tours or meetings with experts.
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS (for attending students, texts will be recommended during lessons)
1. ITALIAN LANGUAGE TEXTS
E. Dell’Agnese (a cura di), Geo-grafia : strumenti e parole, Milano, UNICOPLI, 2009
E. Bianchi, Comportamento e percezione dello spazio ambientale. Dalla Behavioral revolution al Paradigma umanistico, in G. Corna Pellegrini, Aspetti e problemi della geografia, Settimio Milanese (Milano), Marzorati, 1987, pp. 543-598
P. Foradori, G. Giacomello, Sicurezza globale. Le nuove minacce, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014, pp. 13-22 e cap. III, IV, VIII, X
S. Pinna, Geografia dei rischi naturali, Ariccia (Roma), Aracne, 2014
M. Roncayolo, Territorio, in Enciclopedia Einaudi, vol. XIV, 1981, pp. 218-243;
G. Dematteis, Per una geografia della territorialità attiva e dei valori territoriali in P. Bonora (a cura di), Slot quaderno 1, Bologna : Baskerville, 2001, pp. 11-30.
F. Governa, Il milieu come insieme di beni culturali e ambientali, “Rivista geografica Italiana”, vol. 1 (1998), Firenze, pp. 85-95.