19th February 2016 | FROM 2.30 P.M. TO 7.30 PM
GHOST TOWN LABORATORY. IGLESIAS MASUA NEBIDA
International seminar about scenarios, strategies of intervention, prototypical open and public spaces for the enhancement of Iglesiente landscape and humanity heritage sites.
Politecnico di Milano, School of Architecture, UrbanPlanning Engineering, Aula Gamma | MM2 PIOLA
Info: +39.02 2399 5535/ 2678 | ghostownlaboratory.wordpress.com
In Sardinia, the Iglesiente area with Iglesias city, Monteponi, Nebida, Masua former mines, are part of the geo-mining historical and environmental park of Sardinia, protected since 2001 by UNESCO. In the Iglesiente area, there is the most important Italian mining compound, which comprises the Campidano Plain and the seashore. Production crisis and pollution have led over the past 10 years at the mine closure, and the area called Sulcis-Iglesiente-Guspinese it has been identified and bounded as site reclamation of national interest (SIN). This has led to the decline, shrinking and depopulation of the mining centers and the increase in the unemployment rate. Sardinia is also crossed by swirling and ungovernable flows of migrants, seeking better economic conditions, more dignified, new flows of capitals from foreign tourists and investors attracted by the environmental resources and cultural heritage, but also migration flows of fishes, whales, new amphibians, reptiles and mammals, biotopes flows of wild plants that have re-naturalized mining sites, flows of natural energy sources of wind and water. The close union of several aspects therefore, distinguishes the whole Sulcis Iglesiente area, natural, archaeological and neglected mining settlements as a testing ground for the challenges of regeneration of Mediterranean cities. What vision, what tools and strategies we need to adopt for the enhancement of Iglesias-Nebida-Masua area? Which strategies and projects to recover, maintain and enhance the entire set of mining infrastructures for environmental, scientific, educational, cultural and tourist purposes? In the goal of enhancing the area, with a new landscape and urban metabolism, what can be the design relation between the geo-archaeological remains, clearly defined in its dimension and value, and the shrinking contemporary city?