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Correspondences for the Forest of Fiemme

Multispecies Relations in the Aftermath of Vaia Disaster

Nicola Martellozzo    Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    

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This paper explores the multispecies relations that characterise a specific temporal conjuncture of the Fiemme Valley: the aftermath of Vaia, a storm that crossed Italy in 2018 and whose repercussions continue to affect this Alpine territory. The Vaia disaster resulted from the cultural remodelling of two landscapes: the forest one, implemented on a local scale through silvicultural practices; the atmospheric one, implemented on a global scale with the emission of greenhouse gases. I aim to demonstrate that the emergence of a new landscape through encounters between multiple forms of life and agencies is irreducible to the anthropocentric perspective.

Published
July 27, 2022
Accepted
July 11, 2022
Submitted
March 7, 2022
Language
EN

Keywords: Temporal conjunctureMultispecies relationNon-human correspondencesFiemme valleyVaia storm

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