Cultural landscapes were included as a unique category of sites being the “works of man or the combined works of nature and man… which are of outstanding universal value” at the sixteenth session of the World Heritage Committee held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, in December 1992. Next year we will celebrate 30 years of cultural landscapes in the Operational Guidelines.
To date, 114 properties with 5 transboundary properties (1 delisted property) have been included as cultural landscapes. In this regard, the debate will reflect on the definition of this category and its application in the field, providing the opportunity to highlight different visions and consider diverse experiences.
Thus, the goal of this session is to deepen the debate on the cultural landscape concept, bringing forward different points of view, including the discussion on the pertinence, the achievements and management challenges.
Mônica Bahia Schlee (Brazil)
Patricia O’Donnell (US), Patricia M. O’Donnell, PLA, FASLA, AICP, F. US/ICOMOS, Founder of the Heritage Landscapes LLC.
Topic: Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and Opportunities for Today and into the Future
Maya Ishizawa (Peru), independent heritage specialist.
Topic: Machu Picchu, A World Mixed Cultural And Natural Heritage… and a Cultural Landscape?
Monica Luengo (Spain), Landscape Architect & Heritage Consultant. Hon. member ISC Cultural Landscapes ICOMO-IFLA.
Topic: Re-Considering Cultural Landscapes in the Frame of the World Heritage Convention
Vanessa Bello (Brazil), Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, FAU PUCC – Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, BRAZIL. Coordinator of the Brazilian Scientific Committee of Cultural Landscapes – ICOMOS Brazil.
Topic: World Cultural Landscapes: a Critical Reflection