Dear members and dear friends,
for those of you that have spotted the information in the home page of MONUMENTA, and also for those of you who have seen it written in the right column in the "internal" pages, is already known that the next issue of MONUMENTA is dedicated to Landscape.
The landscape, as defined in the European Landscape Convention, known as the Florence Convention (2000), "means an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors". This definition reflects the notion that the landscape is changing not only as a geographical area, but a unity that is perceived by a human observer, adding a load of historical and social memory to define it.
In other words, "A landscape is not, as some perceive it, just a set of land, plants and water. It is the projection of the people's soul over the material world" (Odysseas Elytis, The Public and Private, Ikaros, Athens 1990).
Landscape contains so many interpretations and narratives, is something dynamic in the way it is understood and reformed.This is the focus of our next issue, whose thematics range from the ambition to develop general theoretical texts on how we perceive landscape, in more specific texts for the urban landscape, landscape architecture, landscape ecology, the greek landscape, cultural landscape, protected landscapes of outstanding natural beauty, the timeless landscape, the commercialization of landscape, the problems it faces, the framework of protection, and cases of landscape management, natural and urban, in Greece and abroad.
Landscape, as your own interpretation of the areas you live and visit, is the theme of our familiar call for photographs, one of which will form the cover page of the 6th issue of MOnuMENTA. Unique landscapes of the city and the countryside, but also "everyday" ones as seen through your own eyes, could be some of the picures you may sent to us.
We await for your photos until December 15, 2012.
You can email your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
One or two photographs, in colour or black and white, digital or conventional, accompanied by information on what they depict, when they were taken as well as a brief cv.