Landscape as Heritage: International Critical Perspectives

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Giacomo Pettenati
Taylor & Francis, Aug 31, 2022 - Architecture - 328 pages

This edited book provides a broad collection of current critical reflections on heritage-making processes involving landscapes, positioning itself at the intersection of landscape and heritage studies.

Featuring an international range of contributions from researchers, academics, activists, and professionals, the book aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and to nourish an interdisciplinary debate spanning the fields of geography, anthropology, landscape and heritage studies, planning, conservation, and ecology. It provokes critical enquiry about the challenges between heritage-making processes and global issues, such as sustainability, economic inequalities, social cohesion, and conflict, involving voices and perspectives from different regions of the world. Case studies in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, Columbia, Brazil, New Zealand, and Afghanistan highlight different approaches, values, and models of governance.

This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers, academics, practitioners, and every landscape citizen interested in heritage studies, cultural landscapes, conservation, geography, and planning.



Why we need a critical perspective on landscape as heritage
What place for education?
A necessary but not sufficient
A historical
Bear biopolitics in
towards a decolonising approach to protect and maintain
Moral landscapes in Delfland the Netherlands
The Brumadinho dam catastrophe
The heritage value of an ordinary mountain landscape
An analysis of urban heritage
What cultural landscape for Bamiyan Afghanistan? Observations on
The obsolete structures in the outstanding landscape of the UNESCO
Managing the Sečovlje salt pans
The UNESCO evolving and living heritage of the NordPas de Calais Mining
A critical appraisal of past and present

Exploring the concepts of guardianship

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About the author (2022)

Giacomo Pettenati is Assistant Professor of Economic and Political Geography in the Department of Cultures, Politics, and Society at the University of Turin, Italy.

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