In collaboration with AIPAI, Italian Association for Industrial Archaeological Heritage and TICCIH Italy, International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage, DICEA – Sapienza University

The often irreversible impact of industrial activities on the environment has over time created new, heavily man-made landscapes characterized by extensive mineralization, dramatic caesuras, and distinctive landmarks. Downstream of a well-established backwash of heavy industrial activities, recognition of the heritage invariants of the sites and acknowledgement of the necessary environmental compensation drive toward a wide area project that seizes the operation of the industrial landscape, active or decommissioned, as an opportunity to restore a broken territorial balance. While in past centuries the extraction of raw materials from the ground was regarded as a resource for construction, currently the non-renewability of stone resources is being acknowledged and a balance is being sought between extraction and extension of the life cycle of materials. In noting these changes, the conference aims to direct attention toward a greater historical and landscape knowledge of industrial sites in light of necessary planning interventions, with a particular focus on mining activities and the processes of valorization and conversion to tourist use that characterize them.

Session II – Mining landscapes in transition. The legacy of industry – project, tourism and valorisation


  • Alessandro Abis and Fabrizio Atzori, Historical and Environmental Geominerary Park of Sardinia

Urban and cultural regeneration of mining villages, between protection and new development avenues: the case studies of Normann Village and Asproni Village

  • Giorgio Peghin, University of Cagliari

Carbonia Landscape Machine

  • Jacopo Ibello, Como-Lecco Chamber of Commerce

The Tourism Enhancement of Mining Heritage

Chair: Manuel Ramello, AIPAI, Re.Mi Network

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 3