Reconstructions. Architecture, city and landscape in the age of destructions

From an episodic activity linked to extraordinary catastrophic events, reconstruction is increasingly becoming a permanent activity in our world. Wars and terrorism are widespread putting cities and monuments under attack, earthquakes and tsunamis multiply their effects on an increasingly populated planet, while the effects of climate change are beginning to be felt on a planetary scale. And beyond that cities are in a constant state of danger, accentuated by poverty and inequality. The theme of reconstruction is therefore a central theme and to face it adequately requires, with respect to the past, an updated culture. Looking at the virtuous cases in which Reconstruction was pursued as an opportunity for improvement means contributing to building this culture that knows how to go beyond the emergency and begin to imagine the future.