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Revisiting historical gardens. The past in the present

Revisiting historical gardens. The past in the present

16 and 17 June 2022
Espai CrÓter. Olot


Historical gardens play a major role in the contemporary debate on landscape quality and its management. Beyond the gardens recognised in the official catalogues, in Catalonia there are many with important heritage values, often with little to no protection and sometimes in danger of disappearing. We find them half-hidden in the cloisters of monasteries and convents, municipal cemeteries, company towns or summer houses, among other public and private places. The seminar, organised with the support of the Catalan Ministry of Culture, aims to deepen the knowledge of their value and encourage their conservation and promotion, generating new conceptual and instrumental frameworks that facilitate their adaptation to contemporary times.

We live in a particularly opportune time to reflect on what the role of the heritage garden should be today, given the new context of climate emergency, renaturalisation of cities and social demand for greater health and well-being. The potential therapeutic, community cohesion, equity and well-being-generating functions inherent in gardens - and, in particular, to historical gardens - make them ideal spaces for responding to new social and cultural demands.

Organised by: Landscape Observatory of Catalonia
With the support of: Ministry of Culture of the Catalan Government
With the collaboration of: Olot City Council
Registration: inscripcio@catpaisatge.net / Tel. +34 972273564
Price: 15 euros
Languages: Simultaneous translation will be provided from English to Catalan and Catalan to English. In the afternoon of the 16th there will be translation from French into Catalan.

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