LANGUAGE

Conceptual Actions in the Landscape

Research team

Darío Gazapo de Aguilera (project coordinator), Javier García Benítez, Mayka García Hípola, Paloma Gómez Marín, Concha Lapayese Luque, Alejandro Martínez Molinero, Nacho Ruiz Allén, José Antonio Ruiz Esquiroz

Host institution

Grupo de Investigación del Paisaje Cultural. ETSAM-UPM

Funding

Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas. CEDEX

Year(s)

2006-2007

CONCEPTUAL ACTIONS IN THE LANDSCAPE. DIMENSIONS OF MEMORY

The research project, funded by the Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas - CEDEX, develops a compared landscape to evaluate the new dimensions of mining territories. The project proposes a conceptual mapping displaying associations beyond the old industrial values in areas considered cultural landscapes.

The project selects six mining locations in Spain. The particular conditions of each place are analyzed, and action proposals towards its regeneration are formulated. The goal is to strengthen the identity of these territories and speculate with a new reading and the transformation of the obsolete industrial remnants. The project is sensitive to the memory of the place as a cultural landscape, reinterpreting it in a contemporary way.