Through the analysis of some emblematic cases of abandoned mining sites in Sardinia, which are poorly preserved nowadays, we want to examinate how the decay process advances along the time and the various dynamics that induce constantly, with various stages, the loss of the Sardinian historical and architectural heritage. We want to investigate how the current politics, managed the control of the loss of this type of heritage as well as the positive aspects and/or the issues of the solutions accomplished until now. Finally, we will try to understand if guidelines can be defined to reverse this trend, protect and add value to the heritage, intended as an unicum consisting of singularities. If so, we shall explore future potential actions to prevent the inevitable loss of a part of these architectures is left to chance. To demonstrate the relevance to storage the existing heritage, several data will be reported, at least through a field survey, to maintain awareness on the structures that are bound to disappear in the coming decades if there will not create utilization opportunities based on an economic self-sufficiency.
I complessi minerari dismessi in Sardegna. Riflessioni per una valorizzazione possibile / Dessi', Maria. - (2022), pp. 21-32. (Intervento presentato al convegno Re-uso. Documentation, Restoration and Reuse of Heritage. Porto, 2-4 novembre 2022 tenutosi a Porto nel 2-4 novembre 2022).