Drawing by Valerio Cozzi for ADP #38 AIAPP magazine

It is not enough to change the world. That happens anyway

The new issue of the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture (AIAPP) magazine is focused on the dialogue between landscape design and environmental problems.

To draw the cover, I thought about the mutual bond between designer and landscape. There are no B-series scenarios. Indeed, the most problematic situations are often the most inspiring. In my experience even hard conditions such as erosion and drought can drive the design process and lead the project site to a rebirth.

It is not enough to change the world. That happens anyway, and generally beyond our control. What matters is to interpret this change, specifically in order to lead it. So that this world does not change further outside of ourselves, ultimately becoming a world-without-us.

Günther Anders, Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen (1956)