Landslide (Resilience in Unstable Times)

Landslide (Resilience in Unstable Times)

Landslide (Resilience in Unstable Times) starts from the general notion of "Panta rhei", everything flows. Like in a landslide or an earthquake, the very base of our liberal democracies seems to be wavering. The focus of Landslide is on seismic data and two structures which are composed by specific actuators that are able to simulate seisms in a smaller scale than the natural ones.
The backdrop of Landslide is the current questioning of scientific certainty and the danger of collapse of our civilisation due to environmental degradation, climate change and socio-political dysfunctions. Particular attention is given to the Euro-Mediterranean region which is particularly affected by seismic and soil risks and hazards, as well as by the Euro Crisis. A novel scientific test called "Flank collapse" establishes a link between financial and geological collapses and allows a reflection on the consequences of these risks on human life and heritage and on the need for their monitoring, prevention and mitigation.

 

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