The abandoned mines of the GeoMineral Park of Montevecchio in Sardinia, Italy, a UNESCO world heritage site, were the protagonist of the second edition of LandWorks-Sardinia in a collective action of landscape architecture held from May 21st to 31st, 2012. This sifted desert mineral is finally beginning to consolidate and or dissolve the works developed in the last ten days of May 2012.
More than sixty participants from four continents joined the workshop, alongside ten tutors and five project leaders. LandWorks-Sardinia had the Department of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Sassari, the Presidency of the Council of the Region of Sardinia, the Goethe Institute and the UNESCO Chair for Landscape (CUPEUM) as scientific partners. Simultaneously, the local government of the municipality of Guspini, the mining company Arbus — which owns the former mining concessions — and many local associations worked together on the initiative.