Cultural Heritage in Landscape

The CHeriScape network, Cult ural Heritage in Landscape, starts from recognition that landscape is not merely a category of heritage, but a global frame within which heritage can be differently understood, cherished and protected. Landscape also offers ways to draw greater social, economic and environmental benefits from heritage.

CHeriScape will uncover the natural connections that exist between the domains of landscape and heritage, both in research and policy terms, Seeing heritage through the lenses of landscape allows heritage in the face of significant environmental and social change to be a solution not a problem. Our network will explore the interlocking spaces between two Council of Europe conventions:the European Landscape Convention and the Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage to Society, to demonstrate how they align with and support each other. A third aspect of our thinking will be based on the ESF/COST Science Policy Briefing 'Landscapes in a Changing World'.

CHeriScape will organise five large conferences, to which we will invite keynote speakers and also policy makers and stakeholders, and from which we will produce a suite of products aimed at strengthening the influence that landscape and heritage can have on both high-le vel and local environmental and social policy. To do this we have brought together a small but highly experienced and expert consortium, with a range of disciplines including (because landscape is one of the most interdisciplinary of fields of study) som e not normally associated with heritage. We are also acutely aware that landscape falls simultaneously into all three categories of heritage defined by the JPI; it is at one and the same time tangible and intangible, and increasingly its is being experien ced by many people through digital means. CHeriScape will therefore also use this rich concept of'landscape' as a laboratory to closely examine the nature and potential of 'heritage'.

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Norwegian Environmental Research towards 2015 (Miljo2015) 

Contact person: Gro Jerpåsen