According to Ispra (Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), which released data collected by the National System for the Protection of the Environment, between 2017 and 2018 in Italy the ground consumption covered 51 square kilometers, with an average of 14 hectares per day equal to about 19 football fields. Two square meters of soil every second are irreversibly lost.
The detected changes are concentrated in some areas of the country, including the #ostesalentine ones.
We will talk about Consumodelsuolo on Thursday 5 March, starting at 6.30 pm, in the P. Siciliani Library in Galatina in Piazza Dante Alighieri 51, in #Galatina (LE) in a new stage of the Di Terra di Mare di Cielo project, born from an idea of the historian of the art LiaDeVenere, created by the ETRA ETS Cultural Association and promoted by the Library of the Council of Puglia Region Teca del Mediterraneo Puglia Regional Council.
Words and images to reflect on the future of our planet, in an afternoon organized in collaboration with the municipal administration, inaugurated by the mayor MarcelloAmante and the councilor for the Bibliomuseale Polo and the Environment CristinaDettù.
Following the institutional greeting by Sebastiano Leo, Councilor for Labor Policies, Right to Study, School, University and Professional Training, of the Puglia Region. He will hand over to the library over 30 titles chosen to investigate environmental problems.
The presentation by Jasmine Pignatelli, art historian Lia De Venere, will follow, engaged in a personal path in sculpture. In Galatina he presents the installation entitled Landless: three geometric figures (square, triangle, circle) on whose surface you can see sections of ancient geographical maps. Their presence becomes a metaphor for a worldview that favors the protection of physical boundaries and the isolation of peoples. For Jasmine Pignatelli, losing the land is not only a matter of a material order, but also a serious defeat from a cultural point of view.
Jasmine Pignatelli's work will remain on display for 2 weeks at the venue.
To deepen the problem of soil consumption, PaoloPileri will be the author of 100 words to save the soil. Small urban-Italian dictionary.
Pileri is Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He holds courses in the School of Urban Architecture and Construction Engineering (Urban Planning Laboratory) and in the School of Civil, Environmental and Territorial Engineering (Land use and environmental effects). He is a member of national and international research groups and scientific consultant to ministries, public bodies and local administrations. In his book he reveals the meaning of over 100 words of town planning, to teach readers to translate into Italian and interpret the law of their region, the plan of the municipality or a sentence of the TAR, and denounce the inconsistencies.
EufemiaTarantino, professor of the Polytechnic of Bari and coordinator of the master's degree in Environmental and territory engineering, will dialogue with the author.