Landscape as narration of the present - Landscape is collective narration, an expression and, at the same time, a foundation of social identity. It does not exist as such, but takes shape only if there is someone to observe it, live on it or construct it. Understood as the formation of a society on a given territory, a landscape cannot but be generated in and through a process of exploration and ongoing creative re-description, implemented in the process of the changing relations established by the nascent society with the different surrounding terrains. Landscape design is, therefore, the upshot of a collective process of recognition and of construction of meanings which reply and give voice to the complexities of contemporary society, an unpredictable outcome of an interlacement of those living on, inhabiting and traversing the terrains of the present and the city-area that reflects its changing identity.
Keywords: Identity; landscape; contemporaneousness.