Voyages en Sardaigne (Travels in Sardinia) is a collection of unconventional thematic guides on the island in the middle of the Mediterranean. This first part proposes an itinerary through the mining landscapes of Sulcis-Iglesiente.
Nelle miniere di Iglesias / Into the Mines of Iglesias is the first part of an exploration that focuses on soil, excavations, incisions, mutations, transpositions and silence of Sulcis-Iglesiente, a territory marked by an industrial history. A wandering through time and space of a region «built», transformed, crossed by different types of works, infrastructures, relationships between things. These signs, these scars, are today the distinctive features of an extraordinary mining landscape. A space to discover through visual and textual narration.
Voyages en Sardaigne is a collection of unconventional thematic guides on this island in the middle of the Mediterranean. They offer to the reader different ways of observation and restitution of its territory, always characterized by an uncertain temporality:the present and the past merge to build a unique landscape, far from the convulsive setting of the contemporaneity. The Sardinian context becomes a paradigm to go beyond the debate between the two opposite poles: novelty and tradition. To weave this portrait, photographs and texts take part in the production of an anthology capable of offering a multiplicity of possible representations. Words and images form a linguistic whole in which the word and the gaze reveal the possible relationships and directions to discover these places.
Giaime Meloni, visual researcher with a PhD in architecture, is living between two islands: Île-de-France and Sardinia. The aim of his work is to explore the role of photography as a sensitivetool to narrate the complexity of space. His research has been illustrated in various publications and exhibitions and he has participated in several international conferences. Giaime Meloni teaches at École nationale supérieure d'archi-tecture de la ville et du territoire de Paris-Est. His courses focus on the representation of architecture as a tool for understanding and interpreting space.
Giorgio Peghin, architect, PhD in architecture, is full Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition at the University of Cagliari (Italy). From 2002 to 2008, he was editor of the architectural magazine Parametro. He is the author of essays and books on architecture and landscape theory: Quartieri e città del Novecento (2010), Il patrimonio urbano mod-erno (2012), Dialogo sull'insegnamento dell'architettura (2016), Paesaggi Minerari (2016). In 2011, he was part of the group coordinating the Carbonia Landscape Machine project, winner of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe. In 2018 and 2021, he participated in the 16th and 17th Venice Architecture Biennale.