Twelve projects, ten nations, one goal
Pathways to Cultural Landscapes is a joint venture with twelve
participating projects aimed at studying, mediating and preserving cultural
landscapes. Each of the national projects incorporates organisations and
committed people - scientists, heritage board, landscape caretakers, students,
probationers and volunteers.
Pathways to Cultural Landscapes was dedicated to "marginal"
landscapes, border regions and landscapes whose image is one of poverty
and historical insignificance, landscapes, which are often not perceived
as such. That is why they need our special attention.
Such landscapes are both the basis and the expression of our heritage
and our cultural diversity. Despite their unique differences they all
have one thing in common: vulnerability towards today's society.
Today many people deal with landscapes. This project is managed and
conjured by archaeologists and wishes to add a fourth dimension, namely
time, to the three-dimensional landscape. Time is precisely what changes
a landscape into a cultural landscape under the interacting influences
of nature and man.