Palimpsest Project – Creative Drivers for sustainable living heritage landscapes, focuses on regenerating the lost sustainability wisdom in heritage landscapes through co-creation with creative actors, technical stakeholders and civic society. Architecture, landscape architecture, design and art practices dialogue with place-specific needs and broad systemic challenges to imagine new scenarios and experiment with innovative practices connecting human actions, landscape heritage and sustainability objectives. To experiment and envision novel landscape scenarios, PALIMPEST focuses on three pilot landscapes with diverse cultural identities and environmental problems.
The project is seeking creative minds, artists, designers, landscape architects and architects from all over Europe, eager to work on imagining and experimenting with new ways to respond to environmental problems in three exemplary landscape laboratories:
Łódź (PL), UNESCO city of films with a unique industrial heritage, fighting against multiple pollution problems (water, air and soils) while regenerating industrial urban landscape to give birth to a new urban.
Jerez de la Frontera (ES), an Andalusian wine cultural landscape challenged by the competition for land use between agriculture, tourism and energy production.
Milan (IT), focusing on the water landscape around the “invisible” river Lambro shaped by ancient irrigation practices emitting from multiple water sources, and nowadays also struggling with threatening water scarcity issues.
PALIMPSEST is a EU-funded research initiative, working towards re-shaping landscapes through the co-creation of sustainable solutions that connect human actions, heritage, and sustainability, hybridizing local practices with architecture, design, and art.