Article 9 of the Italian Constitution states that the Republic must protect the landscape and the historic and artistic heritage of the nation. It is required of us as citizens.
But protecting the landscape is not only in the name of beauty. The landscape must be protected, above all, as a living thing: the flora, fauna, and the human presence are to be protected as parts of the ecosystem. That’s why quality agriculture is the best way to protect the landscape: because it preserves it, maintains it, protects it as a common good, available to the public and to future generations. Schools should be tasked with spreading and reinforcing the message.
Here with us to talk about the importance of the landscape is Salvatore Settis, archaeologist and art historian, Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa from 1999 to 2010. Among his books on the landscape and the necessity to defend this common good are Paesaggio costituzione cemento (Landscape, constitution, cement: the battle for the environment against civil degradation) and Costituzione incompiuta. Arte, paesaggio, ambiente (Incomplete Constitution: Art, landscape, environment).
The Food Talks are new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. The full Food Talk with Salvatore Settis will be released on October 9.
Event languages: IT, EN