LIVING LANDSCAPE The European Landscape Convention in research perspective

18-19 October 2010, Florence (Italy)

14 Ottobre 2009 | | id:788


The international scientific conference Living Landscape – The European Landscape Convention in research perspective was held at the University of Florence on the 18-19 Oc tober 2010. It was dividend in four parallel sessions (perception studies, landscape identification and typology, effects of policy on landscape, participation studies), which were held at the Aula Magna del Rettorato (piazza San Marco 4) and in the Aula 19 of the Faculty of Architecture (piazza Ghiberti 27).

 

Almost 220 persons from all over Europe took part to the Conference, in particular from Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovenia, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Bulgaria and Luxemburg, but also from Canada and Japan.

 

The conference opened on Monday 18 October at the Aula Magna del Rettorato, inaugurated by Elisabetta Cerbai, Vice Rector for Accademic Affairs and Research, University of Florence. Afterwards, there have been intervenions by Mario Lolli Ghetti, Director General for Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art of MiBAC, and Anna Marson, Minister of Spatial Planning, Tuscany Region.

 

Carlo Magnani, President of UNISCAPE, opened the conference at 10.30.

The first session, chaired by Bas Pedroli, Director of UNISCAPE, hosted the interventions of 4 lecturers:


Gian Franco Cartei, University of Florence, The implementation of the European Landscape Convention: the legal perspective

- Marc Antrop, Honorary President of LANDSCAPE EUROPE, The ELC in Research Perspective: Do we know more about landscapes in Europe? Do we knowenough for managing them?

- Ervin Laszlo, President of the Club of Budapest, Chancellor - Designate of Center for Advanced Study, Giordano Bruno Globalshift University, Humanity and Living Nature: Reflections on Ways to Close the Gap

- Michael Jones, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, The art of effective participation: a scientific assessment



In the afternoon, Annalisa Calcagno Maniglio (University of Genoa), presented the book Progetti di paesaggio per i luoghi rifiutati.

 

Then, the conference was divided in two parallel sessions:


-   Perception: Chair Teresa Pinto Correia, Rapporteur Almo Farina, Speakers Barbara Bozetka, Marylise Cottet, Claudia Cassatella, Maria Luisa Paracchini, Daniel Vecchiato. This session was held at the Faculty of Architecture;


-    Landscape identification and typology: Chair  Annalisa Calcagno Maniglio, Rapporteur Marc Antrop, Speakers Enrica Dall’Ara, Luis Fontes, Jan Hendrych, Ernesto Marcheggiani, Veerle Van Eetvelde. This session was held at the Faculty of Architecture.



At 18.15 in the Aula Magna Tom Bloemers launched the ESF/COST Science Policy Briefing Landscape in a changing world - Bridging Divides,
Integrating Disciplines, Serving Society

 

After that, a conference dinner was held at Palazzo Pandolfini.

 



In the morning of Tuesday 19 October two parallel sessions were held:

 

-    Effects of policy on landscape, Chair Bas Pedroli, Rapporteur Michel Prieur, Speakers Lucio Giciello, Kimon Hadjibiros, Pavlina Misikova, Jørgen Primdahl, Maggie Roe. This session was held at the Aula Magna del Rettorato;


-    Participation: Chair Peter Howard, Rapporteur Saša Dobričić, Speakers Adriana Ghersi, Federica Larcher, Fabio Lucchesi, Amy Strecker, Catharine Ward Thompson. This session was held at the Faculty of Architecture.
 

At the end of the parallel sessions, Florencio Zoido (Vice-President of UNISCAPE), presented the European Masters Course in Landscape Protection, Management and Planning.



After the lunch, the Rapporteurs synthesized the results of the 4 sessions and Bas Pedroli leaded a debate aiming at drawing up a statement
to be presented to the ELC community.


Afterwards, Teresa Pinto Correia held the concluding Lecture Present challenges of the European Landscape Convention: towards a concerted research strategy


Franco Zagari (Mediterranean University di Reggio Calabria) then presented the first book edited by UNISCAPE: Landscape as a Project. A survey of views among UNISCAPE members.

 

Carlo Magnani closed the conference  stressing the importance of considering it a starting point, not only a celebrating moment but a a stimulus for researchers and scholars.

 

Lectures and Power Point

 

Poster exhibition

 

Photogallery

 

Conference materials


  Programme Living Landscape (700 KB)
  Poster Living Landscape (1,5 MB)
  List of participants (110 KB)
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