What is "landscape culture"?

Für PETRARCA ist „Landschaftskultur“ der Ausdruck menschlicher Wahrnehmung, Intentionen und Werte. Sie zeigt sich in der Art wie der Mensch die belebte Natur als Lebensgrundlage nutzt. Da die Wahrnehmung der lebendigen Landschaftszusammenhänge heutzutage nicht mehr eine Selbstverständlichkeit darstellt, wird die Frage der Kultur der Landschaft zu einer Frage der Erweiterung des Bewusstseins.

Landscape culture

First of all, Landscape culture is the result of the way in which landscape has been treated and how it is valued. Landscape culture can also be taken to include the active development of a personal relationship to nature in terms of thinking, feeling and willing. This can become evident both in the actual measures used in agriculture or landscape conservation as well as in the human being's intellectual/spiritual culture which determines man's relationship to nature. As the way in which the human being perceives or thinks about landscape determines the kinds of landscape which are created, the landscape culture promoted by PETRARCA pays particular attention to training the power of perception on the one hand and developing ways of thinking suited to nature and life on the other.

We consider it important that the view of landscape culture described here should reach a broad public. This requires the dissemination of abilities which lead to heightened perception and appreciation of landscape and which contribute to learning to manage and develop landscape in an appropriate manner through the public interest thus created.





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