Landscape and heritage: challenges and perspectives in Spain and Brazil

Proyecto de Cooperación de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional AECID
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Leading researchers
Joaquín Ibáñez Montoya
Leonardo Barci Castriota (UFMG)
Marieta Cardoso Maciel (UFMG)

Project team
Jober de Sousa
Ainhoa Díez
Llanos Gómez

Partner
AECID. Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores

Time period
2010

The “Ibero-American Symposium on Cultural Landscape, Heritage and Projects” discussed several topics to do with cultural landscape, including those related to concepts, methodologies and projects, as well as matters on safeguarding and conservation policies. The symposium was held at a time in which Latin America was just starting to design mechanisms to protect its landscape. One important development in this regard is the enactment, by Brazil’s National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN), of the directive regulating the “Brazilian Cultural Landscape”, which is in this case defined as a “particular portion of national territory that is representative of man’s process of interaction with the natural environment, on which life and science have left their mark or attributed values”.