Vol. 7 (2019): Territori fragili. Comunità, patrimonio, progetto

Il passato si trova dove si cerca il futuro

Published December 27, 2019
  • indigenous,
  • return,
  • memory,
  • safeguard,
  • resilience
How to Cite
Clemente, P. (2019). Il passato si trova dove si cerca il futuro. Scienze Del Territorio, 7, 26-32. https://doi.org/10.13128/sdt-10944


As in all territories just touched by modernisation, even in the inland areas of Italy the new generations, returning or going for the first time in the places of their ancestors, become “indigenous of the XXI century” (Clifford): thus showing that the apparently inevitable modernity, populated by cities, malls, highways, is not our only destiny; and that history is neither closed nor finished, but is full of branches and gems that open up to different ways of thinking time. Thus, in the dialectic between staying and coming back, between resistance and resilience, animated by “place consciousness” (Magnaghi), a space opens for a recovery of memory, even in its dispersed and isolated shreds: a memory that, switching from an archival tradition to the practical concept of safeguard, returns from the past to drive the future.


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