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The Faces of Landscape

Program

Contact

Departament of Geography

Faculty of Arts
Campus Barri Vell mapa de situacio
Plaça Ferrater Mora, 1
17071 GIRONA

Phone:

+34 972 418213

+34 972 418117

Email:

dir.depgeografia@udg.edu

 

Lenka Cermakova & Anton Fogas

Prešov University

Minna Tanskanen & Jonna Kosonen

University of Eastern Finland

Josep Vila & Diego Varga

Universitat de Girona

 

Program

General schedule

Detailed schedule

Case Studies and Landscape Research Groups

Contents

Information sources

Further readings

 

General schedule

 

Girona University from Monday 12th April to Friday 23th April 2010

  

 

Girona University (1st week)

Sunday 11th April

 Arrival

Monday 12th April

 Lectures at the University of Girona

Tuesday14th April

 Field work excursion (I): Coastal landscape dynamics

Wednesday14th April

 Field work excursion (II): Pre-coastal landscape dynamics

Thursday15th April

 Field work excursion (III): Mountain landscape dynamics

Friday16th April

 Lectures at the University of Girona and constitution of multinational Research Groups

Saturday17th April

 Free time

Sunday18th April

 Free Time

 

Girona University (2nd week)

Monday 19th April

 Research Group work

Tuesday 20st April

 Research Group work

Wednesday 21st April

 Research Group work

Thursday 22st April

 Research Group work

Friday23st April

 Research Group presentations and discussion

Saturday 24 st April

 Departure


 

Detailed schedule
 
Monday 12th April (SALA DE GRAUS FACULTY OF ARTS): LECTURES & walk in Girona.

10:00h. Welcome and opening of the course.

10:30h. Physical geography of Catalonia. Josep Vila. Geography Department (UdG).

11:15h. Break

11:45 Human geography of Catalonia. Rafel LLussà. Geography Department (UdG).

12:30h. Lunch.

14:15h. Land planning of Catalonia. Joan Vicente. Geography Department (UdG).

15:00h. The Landscape Observatory of Catalonia and the landscape catalogs. Joan Nogué. Head of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia.

15:45h. Walking in Girona: a visit to the city.

 

Tuesday 13th April - FIELD WORK EXCURSION (I): Coastal landscape dynamics.

9:00 Departure: Bus Station of Girona. Girona – L’Escala – Empuriabrava – Roses- Mas Ventós (Serra de Roda) – Cadaqués – Cap de Creus.

18:00 Arrival to Girona.

 

Wednesday 14th April - FIELD WORK EXCURSION (II): Pre-coastal landscape dynamics.

9:00 Departure: Bus Station of Girona. Girona – Aeroport Girona - Costa Brava – Girona – Figueres – La Jonquera - Girona.

17:00 Arrival to Girona

 

Thursday 15th April - FIELD WORK EXCURSION (III): Mountain landscape dynamics.

9:00 Departure: Bus Station of Girona. Girona – Besalú – Olot – Camprodon – Setcases – Vall Ter 2000 – Refugi d’Ull de Ter – Girona.

18:00 Arrival to Girona

 

Friday 16th April (ROOM A.1 – FACULTY OF ARTS): LECTURES (II)

9:15h. Landscape theory and methods: an ecological approach. Josep Vila (UdG).

10:15h. Break.

10:45h. GIS and landscapes. Diego Varga (UdG)

11:45h. Presentation of the cases of study and constitution of the multinantional research groups.

12:30h. Lunch.

AFTERNOON: Research groups work in the same room (A.1 – Faculty of Arts)

 

Monday 19th April

Research Group work1: 11:00h – 13:00h Tutorial Class (optional)

 

Tuesday 20th April

Research Group work: 11:00h – 13:00h Tutorial Class (optional)

 

Wednesday 21srt April

Research Group work: 11:00h – 13:00h Tutorial Class (optional)

 

Thursday 22nd April

Research Group work: 11:00h – 13:00h Tutorial Class (optional)

 

Friday 23th April (ROOM A.1 – FACULTY OF ARTS): PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION OF THE CASES STUDIES

9:00h. Case Study I
9:30h. Case Study II
10:00. Case Study III

10:30h. Break.

11:00h. Case Study IV
11:30h. Case Study V

12:00h. Conclusions

12:30h. Closing session

13:00h. Lunch
 

1IMPORTANT: For Research Group Work you have at your disposal two rooms with computers in the LIBRARY BULDING (Faculty of Arts):
• ANNA MIR ROOM: 19 & 20 April from 9 am to 5 pm. 21 & 22 April from 9 am to 9 pm.
• LABORATORI DOCENT: 19, 20, 21 & 22 April from 9 am to 9 pm.

 

Case Studies and Landscape Research Groups

 

The students will work in five multinational research groups of 5-6 students each.  


COASTAL LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS

Castelló d’Empúries
  • Hernandez, Andreu
  • Juselius, Maarit
  • Knutová Monika
  • Müllerová Patrícia
  • Tuovinen, Jouko
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
  •  Anttila, Sara
  • Hrabčák, Tomáš
  • Makkonen, Sanna
  • Ikävalko, Anna
  • Padullés Cubino, Josep
  • Polačok, René
  • Pöllänen, Mikko

PRE-COASTAL LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS

Banyoles

  • Adamčík Michal
  • Domenech, Jordi
  • Kuba Adrian
  • Kylliäinen, Jenni
  • Seppä, Elli

 

MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS

 Sant Llorenç de la Muga

  • Ballus, Ignasi
  • Gorej Milan
  • Jorasmaa, Riina
  • Kormaníková Jana
  • Luostarinen, Matias

Tavartet

  • Fabiánová Martina
  • Horváthová Mirka
  • Kovanen, Sunna
  • Pääkkönen, Jarno
  • Tenas, Jordi

 

Contents
  • TITLE: Landscape permanence and change in Catalonia. The case of ...
  • OBJECTIVES: Description, analysis and interpretation of the landscape permanences and changes in a Catalan municipality.
  • POTENTIAL CASES OF STUDY:
    • The coastal landscape dynamics: Cadaqués, Castelló d’Empuries, L’Escala, Palafruguell, Sant Feliu de Guixols...
    • The Precoastal landscape dynamics: Sils, Maçanet de la Selva, Vilobí, Salt, Sant Julia de Ramis...
    • The Mountain landscape dynamics: Albanyà, Sant Llorenç de la Muga, Montagut i Oix, Maçanet de Cabrenys, Camprodon or Setcases...
  • STRUCTURE:
    • Title
    • Objectives
    • Methodology
    • Physical geography
    • Human geography
    • Evolution of the physical and territorial management
    • Fifty years of landscape evolution: natural and cultural components
    • Seventy years of landscape evolution: natural and cultural components, permanences and changes
    • Present landscape characterization: natural and cultural components, permanences and changes
    • The driving forces of changes and permanences
    • Conclusions

Information sources

 

 

Further readings

 

  •  Antrop, M (2004). “Landscape change and the urbanization process in Europe”. Landscape and Urban Planning, 67, 9 – 26.
  • Antrop, M (2005). “Why landscapes of the past are important for the future”. Landscape and Urban Planning, 70, 21-34.
  • Antrop, M (2006). “Sustainable landscapes: contradiction, fiction or utopia?”. Landscape and Urban Planning, 75, 187 – 197.
  • Henderson, G. (2003). “What (else) we talk about when we talk about landscape: for a return to the social imagination”. In Wilson, C. & P. Groth (eds.): Everyday America: cultural landscape studies after J.B. Jackson, 178-198. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • Mitchell, Don (2002). “Cultural landscapes: a dialectical landscape – recent landscape research in human geography”. Progress in Human Geography 26:3, 381-389.
  • Mitchell, Don (2003). “Cultural landscapes: just landscapes or landscapes of justice?” Progress in Human Geography 27:6, 787-796.
  • Olwig, Kenneth R. (2002). Landscape, nature and the body politic: from Britain’s renaissance to America’s new world. University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Olwig, Kenneth R. (2005). “Representation and alienation in the political land-scape”. Cultural geographies 12:19-40.
  • THE PERMANENT EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR THE STUDY OF THE RURAL LANDSCAPE, http://www.pecsrl.org/
  • 23rd Session of PECSRL - The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape “LANDSCAPES, IDENTITIES AND DEVELOPMENT”