(Un)certain lines and landscapes. Marginal coastal landscapes in the climatic crisis

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


Due to the climatic crisis, coastal areas on the planet will face an uncertain future. If thematic literature and projects have mainly focused on coastal lines facing large cities worldwide, marginal coastal landscapes, mainly agricultural with low levels of urbanization, are partly neglected in the debate.
This contribution intends to reflect on the (un)certain marginal landscapes and lines of Northeast Italy. This territory – from Marano Lagoon to the Po River Delta – and its people are facing an uncertain future, while currently wrestling with a latent climatic, economic-productive and social crisis. Eustatism, subsidence, soil erosion, saltwater intrusion, industrial and agricultural water pollution, dying economic activities testify to a territory in the throes of long-term repossession by the sea. Which design interventions, tools, and methods can be implemented and used in this state of uncertainty?
Period27 Sep 2022
Event titleUNISCAPE Where the Disciplines Meet Conference Series
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Climate change
  • water landscapes
  • Marginal coastal and riverine landscapes