~ Giulia Lepori & Michał Krawczyk
with Dondolo & Giorgiana

Land is shaped as land shapes.

In the Valley of Sagana, in North-western Sicily, Italy, as environmental humanists working with words and moving images, we spent six months doing ethnographic fieldwork with permaculture designers Simona Trecarichi and Danilo Colomela at Thar dö Ling – Centre for Development of Consciousness. Even though in human terms it was “their land”, we were aware that the place was crafted by and shared among a diverse biotic community. Water. Wind. Bacteria. Plants. Insects. Birds. Frogs. People. Donkeys. Fluid multispecies and elemental assemblages. Land. What is “land” beyond ground and soil?

LAND/SCAPE. Kerb: Journal of Landscape Architecture