How to approach landscape • landscape as a way of using (resource: land-use, production, capital, etc.) • landscape as a way of communicating (institution: customary law, social order, etc.) • landscape as a way of seeing (scenery: representation, etc.)
ESAK III / Usaldus. Vastutus. Sidusus. / Maastik – keskkond – identiteet – säästvus / Maastik, sidusus, identiteet Conceptual graph of the frequency and magnitude of landscape evolution in Europe (after Antrop 2000).
Traditional landscapes, where several generations live in the same landcsape Modern landscapes, where one generation sees several landscapes Landscapes have limits in time
LANDSCAPES IN TIME Rural people? Moscow We were all we German speaking landlords Who were they?
LANDSCAPE PALIMPSEST After Vervloet 1986 Different time layers shine through in the same spot
PRINCIPLE LINK 1. FORMATION 2. FORMATION CHANGE FORMATION FUNCTION TIME MORPHOLOGY OF LANDSCAPE CHANGE
How it changes • Political change • Representation by power • Changes carried out “in reality” • People get used, still remember the past • Time lags • Innovation becomes heritage
Where is the traditional landscape then? • Village structures have changed • Land use has changed • Context has changed • Power structures have remained • The idea of rural landscape has changed • The controversy between insiders’ ideas and outsiders’ wishes