Disastrous events, even if apparently different in nature, sometimes provoke similar effects on theurban landscape determining signifcant changes not only from the visual but also from the social pointof view.In the context of the city two different typological realities, polysemic symbols in a perceptive dialogue,got lost, even in the historical collective memory.They are two soaring elements dating back to the second half of the XIX century, inserted into greenareas: the Alessi Tower destroyed as a consequence of the building boom and a wooden kiosk usedas a café-chantant, typical of the late XIX century European gardens, converted into a public libraryand destroyed by a fre at the beginning of the XXI century. The present contribution, based on all the possible historical documents, aims to make restitutionthrough reconstructions for these charming “symbols” of Catania historical past. The purpose is tokeep alive the memory so that the events told through drawing can transform the “absence” intoremembrances.
|Titolo:||The Catania skyline: two absences from its urban landscape. The “destruction” of the Alessi Tower and of the Bellini Garden Library.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|