Enrico Forestieri

I obtained a Master Degree at the Politecnico di Milano in October 2011 with a post-environmental research about cyclical nomadism as a refined strategy of land resources management. I’ve been Visiting and Erasmus student at ETSAM (Madrid); and Erasmus student FAUTL (Lisboa). I’ve been collaborating, as an Architect, with italian, portuguese and spanish offices, in particular with ELII (Uriel Fogué and Carlos Palacios, Madrid 2008-10).I’m particularly interested in the relation between architecture and cultural, historical and physical landscape. My projects try to investigate how architecture can enhance a transformation /re-activation of landscape perception by integrating different scales and heterogeneous contents; and by blurring boundaries amid landscape elements.

During the last years, I’ve been working on:

AtlanticWall/AtlanticEnergy (Politecnico di Milano) is a research envisioning functional future scenarios for the Atlantic Wall. It superimposes to the Nazi defence line an energy production infrastructure (based on renewable sources). AW/AE suggests that the constant interaction between military and energetic batteries could promote an “energetic awareness” and redeem the bunkers from the emotional abandon and the precocious indifference surrounding them.

Evolutionary Myths (Workshop Ecology of Identities UBT Prishtina) is a project about preserving cultural heritage and shaping new collective values in a newborn State like Kosovo. It’s is a tool for visualizing, revealing, evaluating, managing relationships among People, Objects, and Places both in recreational and political context. Architecture, as a mediator, enhances cultural and physical landscapes merging.

Wunderkammer-Shopping mall (Workshop AIP, Taormina) investigates touristic market evolution from the sophisticated “Grand Tour” attitude until the actual mass tourism scenario. It analyses how a two million tourists flux transforms the territory and how it influences the landscape perception. Playing with and benefitting from the touristic market peculiar logics, WK-SM suggests some “parasite strategies” to preserve and re-activate landscape (cultural, historical, visual, geographical) heritage.