Measuring landscapes – A storytelling rhythm through shared places and itineraries


  • Adriana Ghersi University of Genoa (Italy)
  • Silvia Pericu University of Genoa (Italy)
  • Federica Delprino University of Genoa (Italy)
  • Stefano Melli University of Genoa (Italy)



landscape measure, routes and balconies, storytelling, design for territories, community and experiential tourism


The experimentation in three different territories makes it possible to develop a modular narrative based on specific landscapes through itineraries and remarkable points capable of representing their peculiarities. Understanding the quality of the different landscapes as the expression of local values and cultures, involving the communities for a shared narration of the memory and the most significant places and promoting them, and rediscovering the potential of experiential tourism are the objectives of the research. It envisages an integrated approach to the theme of knowledge and enjoyment of the landscape, identifying specific rhythms in the places to cross, through innovative digital tools and sharing with the local communities, looking for solidarity and activation of relations between users and inhabitants, for a dynamic storytelling that allows for further enrichment.


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Received: 14/09/2023; Revised: 01/10/2023; Accepted: 17/10/2023


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Author Biographies

Adriana Ghersi, University of Genoa (Italy)

She is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Architecture and Design Department. Her research focuses on landscape analysis, planning and design at various scales, therapeutic landscapes, historic gardens and rural terraced landscapes.

Silvia Pericu, University of Genoa (Italy)

Associate Professor in Product Design at the Architecture and Design Department, she bases her research on the possibilities of Design to contribute to developing and transforming territories concerning health, safety and sustainability. Some topics addressed include adapting the urban environment to changing needs through a user-centred approach and co-design strategies for social innovation.

Federica Delprino, University of Genoa (Italy)

PhD in Design at the DAD, she investigates inclusive design processes and (meta)instruments in the field of Experience and Interaction Design, also from a phygital perspective. Spacing between assistive technologies and interactive art, he proposes tools and modalities for co-design based on multisensory and multimodal interactions and explores strategies and methodologies for community building.

Stefano Melli, University of Genoa (Italy)

Landscape Architect and PhD at the DAD, he develops his research on the integration models of anthropic and vegetal components in the urban landscape’s ecological dynamics. The main topics include the multi-scalar study of green roofs as a new form of urban nature.


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How to Cite

Ghersi, A., Pericu, S., Delprino, F. and Melli, S. (2023) “Measuring landscapes – A storytelling rhythm through shared places and itineraries”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 14, pp. 194–203. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/14162023.