Territorial fragility may be recognized and interpreted in different ways. Exploring a possible lexicon is a valid operation that tries to focus on premises, implications and possible connections rather than to define the main concept. Exploring a subject departing from its peripheries is a way to circumscribe it as well as to understand research activity as a slow process of progressive definition. In this work, the author proposes a schematic and abstract declination of ‘fragility’ and exposes the impact of this definition for the design process. The aim is the construction of a framework for the headwords that compose the lexicon, not regulatory but temporary and fragile.
Keywords: Fragilities; lexicon; project