In 1996 the system of fortifications of the venetian mainland was given up from the Army, and gradually acquired by the local administration. This situation has entailed the public accessibility to a wide compound of remarkable historical and landscape value, distributed around the entire municipal territory, along two concentric semicircles. The heart of such system is Forte Marghera: placed nearby the venetian lagoon, it has been built since the beginning of the eighteenth century by the French, followed by the Austrians and the Italians. On that area, which is nearly fifty hectares broad, a common decision procedure has been spontaneously started by the civil society, trying to address the choices of public administration, which have been frequently contradictory as far as the present moment. It is a matter of a participatory process which has involved hundreds of citizens, during a period of six months. Through the application of tested methodologies, such as the Open Space Technology and the Tables of Creative Comparison, this group of citizens has come to a definition of shared and participated Guide Lines for the future of Forte Marghera. This document establishes some essential principles to operate on this area, and defines the actions which aim to an utmost safeguard and a general valorization on both the historical-architectural and the environmental-landscaping point of view. Moreover this workgroup faces the questions connected to the management of the area and the buildings of Forte Marghera, which are recognized as a common heritage. The workgroup also claims an active role in the future choices of the public administration about it. This action refers also to the European Convention of Faro on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, of 2005, which identifies the local communities as the main actors in the processes of valorization of the cultural heritage (cf. Section III – Shared responsibility for cultural heritage and public participation).

Forte Marghera and the entrenched field of Venice: a participatory process of planning and valorization

PRATALI MAFFEI, SERGIO;MARIN, ALESSANDRA
2013

Abstract

In 1996 the system of fortifications of the venetian mainland was given up from the Army, and gradually acquired by the local administration. This situation has entailed the public accessibility to a wide compound of remarkable historical and landscape value, distributed around the entire municipal territory, along two concentric semicircles. The heart of such system is Forte Marghera: placed nearby the venetian lagoon, it has been built since the beginning of the eighteenth century by the French, followed by the Austrians and the Italians. On that area, which is nearly fifty hectares broad, a common decision procedure has been spontaneously started by the civil society, trying to address the choices of public administration, which have been frequently contradictory as far as the present moment. It is a matter of a participatory process which has involved hundreds of citizens, during a period of six months. Through the application of tested methodologies, such as the Open Space Technology and the Tables of Creative Comparison, this group of citizens has come to a definition of shared and participated Guide Lines for the future of Forte Marghera. This document establishes some essential principles to operate on this area, and defines the actions which aim to an utmost safeguard and a general valorization on both the historical-architectural and the environmental-landscaping point of view. Moreover this workgroup faces the questions connected to the management of the area and the buildings of Forte Marghera, which are recognized as a common heritage. The workgroup also claims an active role in the future choices of the public administration about it. This action refers also to the European Convention of Faro on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, of 2005, which identifies the local communities as the main actors in the processes of valorization of the cultural heritage (cf. Section III – Shared responsibility for cultural heritage and public participation).
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