Vernacular landscapes, toward a conceptual and contextual definition

Félix Bourgeau, Juanjo Galan Vivas

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In this paper, the authors explore the vernacular landscape concept in Europe in the XXIst century in order to identify its potential role in contemporary landscape design and planning. Methodologically, this exploration is developed through a systematic study of the semantic evolution of the “vernacular landscape” concept in relation to other highly related concepts and through the incorporation of new dimensions or approaches to the vernacular phenomena provided by social and landscape sciences. As a conclusion, a potential definition for the vernacular landscape concept is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventAnnual Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland: Global North – Global Challenges and Local Responses in Contemporary Architecture - Aalto University, Department of Architecture, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 26 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
Conference number: 10


ConferenceAnnual Symposium of Architectural Research in Finland
Abbreviated titleATUT
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  • vernacular
  • vernacular landscape
  • landscape
  • ordinary landscape
  • everyday landscape
  • landscape production


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