PEM 311E LANDSCAPE DESIGN II (CRN: 12856)
’IN-Visible Amasseia: Bringing Cultural Landscape Layers to the Present and the Future’
Led by Associate Prof. Dr. Ebru Erbaş Gürler
Assisted by Res. Asst. Başak Akarsu
Landscape is the whole of cultural actions between place and people, which is formed by the mutual relations between ecological systems and social environment, shaped by the time factor. Landscapes having a constantly changing and transforming structure and are therefore multi-layered. Today, issues such as the preservation of these layers in rapidly transforming urban areas, the way they relate to current situations and their transfer to the future are the common agenda of many disciplines, not just landscape architecture. The World Heritage Convention gathered natural and cultural heritage sites under the “cultural landscape concept” in 1992. Accordingly, “They are illustrative of the evolution of human society and settlement over time, under the influence of the physical constraints and/or opportunities presented by their natural environment and of successive socia, economic and cultural forces, both external and internal. The term “cultural landscpae” embraces a diversity of manifestations of the interaction between humankind and its natural environment” (Heritage Center). In this context, the main subject of the 2022-2023 Fall Semester Landscape Design II Studio that focuses on the historical city center of Amasya, is the cultural landscape with all these visible and invisible layers it carries. *Heritage Centre, UNESCO World. “World Heritage Centre – Cultural Landscapes.” World Heritage Centre – Cultural Landscapes, whc.unesco.org/en/culturallandscape#1. Accessed 12 Sept. 2022.