LAA321 Restoration, Conservation and Development - Garden/Park or Cultural Landscape
The cultural landscape Austrått at Ørland will be used as case. The landscape close to Austråttborgen (a small castle from the 17th century) is related to the experience of natural and cultural values. This involves knowledge about the different qualities to manage such a complex landscape. Students will choose a task related to different problems in: conservation/restoration and management of historic gardens and landscapes, management of cultural landscapes and communication of values as a combined natural and cultural experience. Austrått has considerable potential as an attraction for culture-based tourism. The relationship between such district-oriented economic development and the cultural-historical heritage management considerations of the historical values will also be a central theme of the course. The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part and a studio part. The emphasis is put on investigation of gardens and cultural landscape and interpretation of the historical traces and remains. The participants will get an overview of the tools used to analyse the traces in the landscape. Conventions and regulations, ICOMOS Florence-charter. The relation between cultural and natural heritage management. In addition, the course explains the procedures for treatment of an historical garden in the planning process. Conservation and restoration plans, methodology, development of main concept, analysis of the existing situation, discussion of historical relations, and management plans. Travel and accommodation (except food and other expenses) at Ørland for max. 4 days covered.
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