Closed sessions > Landscape Justice and the Quality of Life

These sessions have only invited speakers (not any call for session) but they are open to public participation, especially for round tables and debates. In certain sessions, a special issue will ask for external contributors.

• Landscape Justice and the Quality of Life

Chairs: Kenneth Olwig and Laurence Le Du

Sponsored by the Landscape Research Group

Prior keynote: Food for thought: Landscape Justice and the Quality of Life

Kenneth R. Olwig

Professor Emeritus, The Department of Landscape Architecture, SLU Alnarp, Sweden.

Abstract: Landscape justice and quality of life are closely related. It is, for example, legally customary in many countries for people to have access to open land and common lands for the purpose of recreation or for the gathering of foods, such as berries, nuts and mushrooms.  In many Scandinavian countries this is an open un-bordered right for all to uncultivated land, and this is of considerable importance to people’s quality of life.  This importance is not just local, national or regional but also for Europe, and the European beyond, as the Landscape Convention makes clear.  In the present day, as much landscape is being privatized, bordered and enclosed, or set-aside for wilderness reserves with restricted access and dangerous fauna, this right to landscape is threatened.  This leads to an unjust reduction in the quality of life.

Session Program: “Landscape Justice and the Quality of Life: Experiences from Europe and the European Beyond”

Chair: Kenneth R. Olwig

Co-Chair: Maggie Roe

  • How Land Use Changes for Global Food Production Affect the Well Being of Local People and Landscapes? The Case of South American Chaco

María Vallejos

Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Can Food-Producing Landscapes Be Sustained in U.S. National Parks? Conflicts Between Wilderness and Sustainable Agriculture at Point Reyes National Seashore

 Laura Alice Watt, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Geography, Environment, and Planning

Graduate Coordinator, Cultural Resources Management Program

Sonoma State University

  • Bipolar landscape injustices: What happens when differing perceived injustices stem from the same causes, despite their differential and often contradictory expression within the same landscape, and how does this affect the quality of life?

 Dr Kalliope Pediaditi

Strategic Environmental Planner, with the University of Toulon, France. Former Greek Environment Minister Advisor responsible for the ratification of the Landscape Convention into Greek law and landscape Regional policy guidelines including the Revision of the Greek EIA directive.

Prof Patrick Moquay 

Directeur du Larep, Délégué scientifique de l'ENSP, École nationale supérieure de paysage de Versailles, France.

  •  Embodied Biometric Bordered Worlds or Open, Lived and Liminal Landscapes?

Karen Fog Olwig

Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kenneth R. Olwig

Professor Emeritus, The Department of Landscape Architecture, SLU Alnarp, Sweden.

Kristina Grünenberg

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Comment: Maggie Roe

 

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