Almost Black Green. On the Nineteenth-Century Park and the Naturalization of Inequalities


  • Pierpaolo Ascari University of Bologna



Perception, Pubblic Park, Anthropocene, Inequalities, Industrial city


In the nineteenth century, the projects of what Lewis Mumford called their “positive side” developed together with industrial cities: the large public park. The article aims to show how the inspiration, construction and functioning of these great engineering works also reveal a “dark side”, understood as the use of the landscape and the spectacle of nature as a means of reproducing social inequalities.


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How to Cite

Ascari, P. (2022). Almost Black Green. On the Nineteenth-Century Park and the Naturalization of Inequalities. European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes, 5(1), 102–112.