On the natural history of reconstruction. The affective space of post-earthquake landscapes

Federico De Matteis


Architectural spaces are central in eliciting moods and atmospherics feelings in subjects. In this paper, I describe the relation between specific spatial gestures and the emotional response that arises from situations, with a focus on the spontaneous architectural actions that are performed as response to the pervasive moods that subjects encounter in space. As a case study, I address the post-earthquake reconstruction of Italy’s central Apennine region, that has been severely damaged by seismic events in 2016.


Architecture; Affective space; Post-earthquake reconstruction

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 0585-4733

Mimesis Edizioni
Via Monfalcone 17/19, Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
mimesis @ mimesisedizioni.it