Landscape Narration and Digitization between Preservation and Regeneration in Fragile Areas. The Case of the Italian Western Alps
Keywords:Non-Outstanding Cultural Landscapes , Landscape Storytelling , Territorial Fragilities, Fragile Landscapes , ICTs for Landscape
During the last decades, cultural heritage digitization processes have assumed a central role in documenting, communicating, and enhancing the cultural landscape. Beyond the development of catalogues, Cultural Heritage GIS, and web maps, administrations, associations, private companies, and spontaneous groups of citizens created innovative landscape narrations to promote their places. In the same direction, the Italian policy on peripheral areas, Strategia Nazionale per le Aree Interne (SNAI), recognize landscape as a latent common capital that, if properly managed, could play a relevant role in the reactivation and regeneration of marginal municipalities.
With a focus on the nine experimental areas identified by SNAI in the Western Alps, the study analyses the digitization processes and the landscape narrations available online. Moreover, the paper deepens the top-down and bottom-up approaches, the involvement of local stakeholders, the opportunities to attract external resources with the aim to learn the possible links between ICTs, tourism, and the regeneration of fragile landscapes.
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