Sports Landscapes: Design and Use. In Milan from 23 to 27 May 2012 by Enric Batlle.
Ever since sports have become a mass phenomenon, their practice has modified the meaning attributed by local communities to entire territories. But if the construction of sports facilities, sometimes connected to large media events, have provided an opportunity to renew areas closer to major urban centers, the popularity of sports requiring greater contact with the environment has increased the use of the most sought-after naturalistic destinations, amplifying the need for new facilities like bike paths and slopes, parking, support services, etc… Trekking, orienteering, hang-gliding and cycling are just some of the individual or collective forms of experiencing, and raising awareness about, the landscape. Non-competitive events and widespread sports practices reinforce a sense of belonging and social identification with place, creating links between people and groups and opportunities for trade and commerce, encouraging healthier lifestyles in balance with the environment: a resource for a region in which the discipline of landscape design must provide adequate responses to these challenges.
ACTIVITIES/ PROGRAM The workshop includes a series of theoretical daily contributions (lessons of the teacher), a phase of experience in the project area, debates and presentation of proposals.
REGISTRATION The workshop is an intensive course in upgrading and updating addressed for students and graduates of technical and scientific disciplines related to land planning and management (architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences, agricultural sciences and forestry , cultural heritage, anthropology, sociology, urban planning, science policy and planning etc) and in the disciplines of visual arts. Requires medium technical bases on photographic. Entries will be collected until the maximum number of participants.