UAU! Design therapy for the Common and Cultural Heritage

Processes and practices to pursue an extreme and integrated creativity in the service of the common good and the cultural good, to create a resonant landscape ”

Among the goals and objectives identified by the suggestions that emerged in the numerous and enjoyable chats I conducted with my friend Vincenzo Castellananewer Compasso d’Oro for having created a start-up that has presented a fantastic, very valuable collection of furniture and decor accessories called Desine with the little Dallegno cabinetmaker located in Grammichele, in the province of Catania, who is the one of ‘analysis , recognition and production of a new form of interventionin a trajectory that is expected to be filled with enormous opportunities for engagement and development involving numerous applications and therefore significant system economies, such as that of the Design of the Common and Cultural Heritage.

Specifically, the goal we set ourselves to achieve, to put into practice The UAU Project, Uman Ambient Userwith the necessary and indispensable help from the energies and extremely efficient methods of the ADI Delegazione Sicilia, is able to use the characteristic operating methods of the design discipline to generate appropriate development actions to allow, whenever environmental conditions require it, an appropriate and satisfactory, comprehensive , elegant and cultured, mise a vision of certain places of particular archaeological interest.

Therefore identify a number of specific intervention methodswhich can then become elements of reference to an entire community of designerscommitted to acting towards the restoration, re-functionalization and use of the complex and enormous panorama identified in the geography of the world’s archaeological heritage, understood as a common and cultural good.

A tool that through the skilled game Design can create implementation of appropriate intervention therapy, practiced through the use of appropriate practices and processes, to be able to act through highly effective guidelines in the redesign of the actions of exhibition, use and management of the archaeological heritage. With the aim of being able, through the adoption of this operational profile, to create a constellation of sound interventions (to use a term similar to the marketing discipline) in the international territory, which is therefore able to represent a unicum as references must be considered in the generation of a resonant, emitting, participatory, propellant, integrated landscape.

Today construction, access, use and of course reuse of the common good and cultural heritage, through The tools of the digital age are becoming a real option within the reach of many: leaders, scholars, curators, connoisseurs of the most diverse disciplines and ordinary citizens. Several studies have been conducted in this sense by eminent researchers in the sector, but there is still no clear competition in the latest technology in the methods of intervention and management of the complex problems that arise from the field of research.

An excessive, unconditional, poorly planned and controlled use of new digital technologieshas created and returned a system for the use of cultural heritage and, even more than those of archaeological interest, of great inefficiency, with an aphasic respiration, primarily generated byabsence of adequate and effective guidelines for intervention or again by ardent interventions capable of restoring the exclusive and consistently narcissistic protagonist of some designers, far removed from the intentions which the societies in which the common good is located intended to achieve.

This question, which is capable of representing inadequate operating conditions and malicious frequencies, identical at different latitudes of the planet, constitutes numerous and burdensome goals of great interest in the international scientific community and extremely rapid intervention times, punishing for impoverishment and loss of the cultural heritage worthy of being given in display.

The contribution that the discipline of design can make in this field of application is linked to the origin of a strong impulse, of a quantitative and qualitative nature, to the generation and development of series of actions that are primarily aimed atinteraction with the local area and the local communities present therewith the implementation of more complex and broader scientific objectives and programs by territorial dimension as part of the mandatory sustainability strategies.

At present we are in the process of seeing Lentini’s Kouros, who has recently returned to Sicily after a year’s stay at the Athens Museum, on the site of the museum located in Frederik’s Castle in Catania, with the architect. Francesco Mannuccia, the Sicilian design schools, houseofdesign (the design platform established by the MCA Group for the Russo & Di Mauro company, NdA) and the ADI Delegazione Sicilia. The challenge of this new and exciting operation therefore goes through the delimitation of an instrument that through the skilled game Design can produce the implementation of an appropriate intervention therapy, practiced through the use of appropriate practices and processes, which allows the experts to be able to act through the adoption of guidelines, practices with great efficiency, in redesign of the actions of demonstrating, using and managing the common good and the cultural good, in a country that has so much to express in such lanes.

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