Master Seminar: MODSCAPES’ second meeting, Lectures & Talks, Modernist Rural Landscapes
25th May 2017, ESAP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 25/5/2017
On 25th May 2017 (17:00-20:00), the ESAP-Oporto University of Arts, hosted a public Master Seminar – Lectures & Talks, Modernist Rural Landscapes, in the framework of the MODSCAPES’ second meeting that took place between 25th and 27th May 2017. During the seminar, which was introduced by Professor Helena Maia (CESAP/CEAA), the following MODSCAPES’ Associated partners delivered short talks:

- Ana Tostões (Chair of Docomomo International);
- Simon Bell (President of ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools);
- Dirk Gotzmann (Director of CIVILSCAPE: We are the landscape people!).

Additionally, two MODSCAPES researchers addressed lectures on the following topics:

- Friedrich Kuhlmann (Estonian University of Life Sciences), “Edasi! The making of urban Baltics”;
- Cristina Pallini (Politecnico di Milano), “Memory and Invention of a Promised Land (Italy & Greece)”.

“MODSCAPES explores rural landscapes produced by large-scale agricultural development and colonisation schemes planned in the 20th century. This transnational research project investigates 11 case studies across Europe and beyond.
MODSCAPES aims to explore, document, and raise awareness around this largely underestimated shared cultural heritage, which has seldom been the topic of international and interdisciplinary research.
MODSCAPES introduces the concept of landscapes as a unifying paradigm between tangible (the built environment) and intangible legacies (the related cultural and sociopolitical contexts) to bridge the gap between research, practice and policies through a trans-disciplinary approach.
MODSCAPES is a collaborative research project funded under the HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area 3rd Joint Reseach Programme dedicated to “Uses of the Past” (2016-2019)."

More details: website