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2016-2019: MODSCAPES : modernist reinventions of the rural landscape (European collaborative project)

(HERA JRP III UP (Humanities in the Joint Research Area, Joint Research Programme III, "Uses of )

Units : HABITER Study center in Development, Territory and Landscapes | ULB759

Description :

MODSCAPES deals with new rural landscapes produced by large-scale agricultural development and colonization schemes (ADCS)
implemented in the 20th century throughout Europe and beyond. Conceived in different political and ideological contexts, the underlying
agricultural development and colonization policies (ADCP) were pivotal to Nation-building and State-building, and to the
modernization of the countryside. Such policies and schemes provided a testing ground for the ideas and tools of agronomists, environmental
and social scientists, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and artists, which converged around a shared
challenge. Their implementation produced modernist rural landscapes (MRL) which have seldom been considered as a transnational research
topic.ADCP and ADCS had, and still have an impact on peoples' lives as individuals and communities, but are largely ignored by
mainstream scholarship and policies in the field. As time passes, buildings and landscapes deteriorate, and the people who lived in
them as they developed die out, so that MRL become more increasingly difficult to understand as unique forms of cultural heritage
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List of persons in charge :

  • BERESKIN Emily Ambre

  • MORETTO Luisa

List of lessors :

  • Autres U.E.