The Landscape – a made and inhabited territory

Harmanescu, Mihaela, 2011, The Landscape – a made and inhabited territory, in: Dabija, A.-M., ‘Peisaj-Arhitectura-Tehnologie-Ambient’, Editura Universitara “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest

  • Author : Harmanescu, Mihaela
  • Year : 2011
  • English Title : The Landscape – a made and inhabited territory
  • Published in Book : Peisaj-Arhitectura-Tehnologie-Ambient
  • Pages : 111-118
  • Abstract in English : The landscape is the ratio between man and the space they occupy. Throughout history it is translated by signs, images, material symbols in paintings, texts, maps, photos, etc. Oscillating between artistic practices and scientific knowledge, the notion of landscape evolves around a pluralistic concept: human, natural and cultural bringing into the discussion more ideas and representations: - The habitat is the social scene where people change signs / ideas. - The social scene that expresses a landscape is given by the relationship established between the representations of the image, material and social reality, source of tensions and conflicts that gives rise to actions in the landscape materialized through the project ( without this tension between the idea and reality, the landscape issues would not exist as a social fact). - The project (intention) on the landscape forms the identity of the individual/ group of individuals – thus the landscape becomes a relationship between cultural and social. The notion of landscape is a progression of the society derived from the cultural diversity of the community. In other words, the linking to space and nature that give rise to social constructions and is conditioned by the rules of use of the area reported in time. The issue developed here insists rather on the dimension of objectivity practice of the landscape, on its materially irreducible side, and especially spatially.