Representing and Visualizing in Landscape, between Hard Sciences and Humanities

  • Rossella Salerno Politecnico di Milano


The issue proposed in the call ‘The representation of landscape, territory and environment’ is placed in the crossing of various disciplines: geography, ecology, urban design, architecture, but also social sciences and humanities, till to include the latest interdisciplinary exchange between life sciences and techniques which is on the basis of computation.
At first glance, landscape representation seems today to include –because of diversified applications coming from digital technologies in the field of data processing– the territorial and environmental representation too; in fact it employs both data information of geomatics, and opposite, the interpretative images of the ambiance, characterized by time/space parameter which is subjective and cultural.
In other words, landscape representation appears to take an original position, making use of geographic data processing and sensory depiction concerning the tangible and intangible components in a territory. (read more)


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How to Cite
SalernoR., “Representing and Visualizing in Landscape, between Hard Sciences and Humanities”, diségno, no. 5, pp. 23-32, Dec. 2019.