The emerging climate crisis, the global pandemic and the growing digitalization of society have profound effects worldwide and challenge our current ways of life. These trends and their effects have also raised awareness of the disparities between different groups in society, in terms of access to high-quality living conditions and of participation in decision making. Landscapes – as material and cultural manifestations of society – are a crucial scale at which to do something about these disparities. Knowledge about landscape transformations and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion are vital.
Landscape research has in recent decades grown enormously as a field of scientific endeavour, with a variety of disciplines offering new perspectives and methods and interdisciplinary programmes seeking to offer more holistic understandings. This programme seeks to contribute to this booming field and inform inclusive landscape transformation by building a community of researchers from a variety of scientific domains, conducting applied research in close collaboration with engaged societal partners and developing comparative perspectives on inclusivity in current landscape transformations and historical ones.
This transdisciplinary focus asks for new forms of working together. The programme aims to host various events focusing on changing topics such as facilitating an interdisciplinary academic collaboration, grant writing, valorisation and entrepreneurship and strengthening the relationships with the partnering centres and societal partners.
Affiliated academic centers
- International Association of Landscape Archaeology (IALA)
- Amsterdam Centre for the History and Heritage of Protestantism (ACHHP)
- Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA)
Engaged societal partners
- Monumenten & Archeologie Amsterdam
- Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, afdelingen Landschap en Archeologie
- Rijkswaterstaat/Programma Rijke Waddenzee
Partnering knowledge institutes and platforms
- Amsterdam Sustainability Institute
- Athena Institute
- Amsterdam Young Academy
- Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid (collaboration between Gemeente Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, VU and UvA)
- Reinwardt Academie
- Erfgoed Academie
Partnering dissemination platforms
- Journal of European Landscapes (Amsterdam University Press)
- Landscape and Heritage Book Series (Amsterdam University Press)
- European Heritage Tribune
- September 26 – Stakeholder workshop (information will follow)