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Management at Pimachiowin Aki: A Three-Pronged Approach

Spanning two Canadian provinces, Pimachiowin Aki was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2018. What is most noteworthy about the site is its innovative management approach that stems from a joint understanding of nature and culture via a bottom-up partnership between four Anishinaabe First Nations communities and provincial government representatives.

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Naturecultures for an Argentinean Perspective

This dialogue session features a number of presentations from an Argentinean perspective. The presenters examined a number of key ideas. For example, the importance of cultural routesand the future of large-scale landscapes in defining the identity of a region and reiterating the indigenous natureculture vision. Also the South American view of the landscape and it’s transformation by Europeans practices. How can these factors be balanced with a traditional and embedded way of life? And then how do these ideas play out on a city scale?

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Exploring the Landscapes of the Caribbean

Palm trees, turquoise water and beaches are the idyllic images of the Caribbean promoted in TV. A wilder Caribbean landscape of nature reserves is familiar to eco-tourists Yet the perceptions of many of the region’s residents do not mesh easily with either of these landscapes. The challenge has been how to identify the significance of a larger sense of place for the local community, for the people who live there, not the images constructed for tourists. Read about some innovative ideas.

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Naturecultures Dialogues: The theory of naturecultures integration

Je-Hun Ryu and Fran Han point at the problem of using the concept behind World Heritage “cultural landscape” in Korea and China respectively, because it follows a modern Western-European idea of nature, as separate from culture. They both explain the historical background in their own contexts of an undivided nature-culture paradigm, and where humans are understood as part of the natural world

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Rural Renaissance and Endurance: Painting a picture of hope in the Heartland

Examples of rural renewal and continuity are a reason for hope in the center of our country. This inspirational presentation was given by a young farmer who with her husband manage an organic farm in Decorah Iowa, which they describe “as growing organic crops, grazing sheep and cattle on pasture, powering their farm and home with the sun, and growing deep roots in our community.”

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Management at Pimachiowin Aki: A Three-Pronged Approach

Spanning two Canadian provinces, Pimachiowin Aki was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2018. What is most noteworthy about the site is its innovative management approach that stems from a joint understanding of nature and culture via a bottom-up partnership between four Anishinaabe First Nations communities and provincial government representatives.

Read More »

Naturecultures for an Argentinean Perspective

This dialogue session features a number of presentations from an Argentinean perspective. The presenters examined a number of key ideas. For example, the importance of cultural routesand the future of large-scale landscapes in defining the identity of a region and reiterating the indigenous natureculture vision. Also the South American view of the landscape and it’s transformation by Europeans practices. How can these factors be balanced with a traditional and embedded way of life? And then how do these ideas play out on a city scale?

Read More »

Exploring the Landscapes of the Caribbean

Palm trees, turquoise water and beaches are the idyllic images of the Caribbean promoted in TV. A wilder Caribbean landscape of nature reserves is familiar to eco-tourists Yet the perceptions of many of the region’s residents do not mesh easily with either of these landscapes. The challenge has been how to identify the significance of a larger sense of place for the local community, for the people who live there, not the images constructed for tourists. Read about some innovative ideas.

Read More »

Naturecultures Dialogues: The theory of naturecultures integration

Je-Hun Ryu and Fran Han point at the problem of using the concept behind World Heritage “cultural landscape” in Korea and China respectively, because it follows a modern Western-European idea of nature, as separate from culture. They both explain the historical background in their own contexts of an undivided nature-culture paradigm, and where humans are understood as part of the natural world

Read More »

Rural Renaissance and Endurance: Painting a picture of hope in the Heartland

Examples of rural renewal and continuity are a reason for hope in the center of our country. This inspirational presentation was given by a young farmer who with her husband manage an organic farm in Decorah Iowa, which they describe “as growing organic crops, grazing sheep and cattle on pasture, powering their farm and home with the sun, and growing deep roots in our community.”

Read More »