Landscape traces and stories is a forthcoming permanent exhibition at the Ecomuseo del fiume Bussè e delle valli di Ronco e Tomba, a water lock of the XIX century located along the Bussè River in Ronco all’Adige (Verona, Italy). The exhibition is a critical account about the evolution of the surrounding landscape over the last three centuries. Designed as a narrative of the landscape that encompasses the entire site, the exhibition starts outside in the garden of the water lock. Five fragments ‘clipped’ from the surrounding landscape – an asphalted strip, a gravel patch, a forested patch, a small water body of water, a paved yard – are ‘planted in the garden’ to tell about some of the key spatial on-going processes, emergences and materials of the same landscape (paving, crossing the rural landscape, planting of indigenous forest, former clay pit abandonment, urbanization). The five clips function also as facilities of the Ecomuseo: a parking lot, a bridge, a shadow zone, a rainwater pool, a multifunctional platform. Inside, five tableaux are carefully crafted on the basis of an historical and cartographic research. They photograph the landscape at the times when its spatial arrangement was more powerful and typified: the landscape of marshlands, the landscape of paddies, the landscape of piantata – a traditional mixed agrarian system -, the landscape of clay pits, the landscape of agro-industry. Each tableaux is accompanied by a 3D printed model representing in detail the spatial element that typified the landscape at that specific time.
Landscape traces and stories is part of Latitude’s line of research focusing on the representation and narration of the territory.


2014 - 2015


Ronco all’Adige, Verona, Italy


Andrea Bortolotti, Marta De Marchi, Roberto Genna, Federico Gobbato, Marco Ranzato, Fabio Vanin


Corsorzio di Bonifica Veronese, Fondazione Fioroni


GAL Pianura Veronese, Programma di Sviluppo Rurale per il Veneto 2007-2013, MISURA 323/A – Azione 4

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