|The cultural landscape and the visitor. An approach|
|George Speis, Electromechanical engineer|
|The greek landscape: from an ethno-anthropological reading (recognition) to the cultural management|
|Dr Andromachi Εconomou, Senior Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Center, Academy of Athens|
The aim of the present sort article is to mention the importance of studying and interpreting the mechanisms of production, reproduction and perceiving of the landscape from an ethnological/anthropological point of view. This is an obligate presupposition for the intervention and the management of landscape. We use as an example the “aegean, cycladic landscape” the most typical and well known landscape of Greece in the world.
|Tatoi: a landscape approach|
|Katerina Gkoltsiou, Dr Landscape Architect, Agricultural Engineer - Antonis Krasas Architect, Urbanist - Stavros Ganotis, Architect, Physicist|
Tatoi is a distinctive cultural landscape because of its historical identity, the natural wealth and its monuments. The article presents the cultural landscape of Ταtoi former Royal Estate, through a landscape analysis of its areas and the dangers that have arisen due to abandonment, to conclude to five proposals axes of various activities.
|The production of space in Santorini: Sprawl|
|Zoi Chatzigiannaki, photographer|
This paper seeks to study the complex ways that space is produced in Santorini. This understanding may allow for the recognition of space as mobile (concurrent with time) and as a totality. The denunciation of space as fixed and fragmentary could thus possibly discourage practices of general classifications of a place which often hinder the unfolding of its multiform potential.
|Modern city and man. A conscious relationship?|
The role of archaeological sites in this relationship
|Maria Xepapadakou, archaeologist|
The relationship between man and his natural place of residence is accomplished by a conscious and by an unconscious way as well. But when the place loses its original characteristics, this relationship fades. The archaeological sites as a vehicle of landscape elements, consist an opportunity for the inhabitants of the urban space in order to redefine their bonds with the physiognomy of the city within the place and time.
|Chrysafina Geronta, architect|
Landscape constitutes a multidimensional concept characterized by various approaches and meanings. The Landscape definition given by the European Landscape Convention (Florence, 2000) stresses its immaterial dimension regarding the values and meanings attributed by people. In the Greek reality, the lack of a discernible law for landscape and the poor recognition of landscape as a public good, make the evaluation, the management, the planning and consequently the future of the Greek landscape much more difficult to manage.
|Some thoughts about the landscape and monuments|
|Giorgos Vavouranakis, Lecturer in "Prehistoric Aegean: Theoretical Archaeology"|
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
The landscape cannot constitute an object of research or protection. It comprises the synaesthesia of our relational constitution through our interpermeability with the elements of our environment, both natural and manmade. Monuments comprise temporal folds of the landscape, which redefine our place in it and our relationship with it.
|The "construction" of the Greek landscape in the Hellenistic era: Ancient Messene|
|Filio Iliopoulou, Architect, Landscape Architect|
The current article examines the way the Greek landscape was constructed –if at all- in the Hellenistic era, claiming that its design was based on certain architectural principles which reflect the political and social values of that historical period. The doctorate thesis of C. Doxiadis will provide the methodological tools for the theoretical analysis of these principles and this process will be informed constantly by the findings of the most thoroughly excavated town of that period, the ancient Messene.