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Publié le jeudi 22 juin 2017 par Céline Guilleux


El número «Paisajes»de la revista Dearq invita a reflexionar sobre cuál ha sido en el mundo, principalmente desde inicios del siglo XXI, la evolución del concepto de paisaje, sus modos de análisis, de medición, de representación y de enseñanza; como herramienta práctica proyectual para el ordenamiento del territorio, cuál ha sido el grado de influencia del paisaje en la toma de decisiones de política pública, bajo qué instrumentos y normativas; y cómo «paisaje» y «territorio» coexisten.



The area of interest and influence within the concept of landscape has transcended the disciplines that classically study it (art, technology, literature, and geography) and it has progressively moved on from the landscape societies1 that were the pioneers of its creation (China in the fifth century and Europe in the sixteenth century). This concept is intimately linked with the aesthetic appreciation of nature, primarily through the history of painting gardens and then through the design of gardens (landscape gardening). In the 1970s architects and town planners developed the concept of townscape and emphasized the aesthetic appreciation of the city; in the 1990s, with the influence of concepts such as ecology, fields such as architectural landscape and urban landscape emerged.

Relevant questions on the topic are, what areas of study, what societies and cultures are today most interested in considering the issue of landscape; and why and how do they do it? What do they understand as landscape? How do they integrate it into everyday life? What impact does it have on the territorial perspective? Has the (ever more urban) aesthetic evaluation of territory become less meaningful within the concept of landscape? Is it pertinent to once again consider landscape’s ability to have an emotional effect and the advantages that this sensitive relationship has on everyone’s place in life?

This last question is highly topical given that, in the same way that the idea of landscape had evolved, so has the idea of territory. This comes from the expansion of the concept urban, which, as Françoise Choay2 has indicated, has overtaken the representation of the idea of the city that was predominant until well into the twentieth century. It is now a more complex approach in which the limit between constructed space and nature has become confusing, specifically for the conurbations that have been subject to metropolization.

The Landscapes edition of dearq academic journal invites participants to reflect on what has globally been, principally since the beginning of the twentieth century, the evolution of the concept of landscape; the relevant methods of analysis (both quantitative and qualitative); the methods of representation (painting, drawing, mapping, photography, and video...), of evaluation (indicators, indexes), and of teaching. This takes into consideration how the concept is a practical project tool (atlas, catalog, landscape plan...) that can be used for land-use planning (with no distinction made between the country and the city), what landscape’s level of influence has been on the public policy decision-making process, what instruments (ministry, secretariat, landscap observatory...) and regulations (laws, agreements, letters...) have been used, and also how “landscape” and “territory” coexist.

You are invited to submit developments in or the results of research from a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, or analytical perspective taken from either an academic or professional viewpoint (which involves the inhabitant and the decision-maker) that evinces the trends in the landscape field of knowledge and enriches the sharing of experiences from –and to– Latin America. This should be done in a way that promulgate recommendations for future good practices and research

We ask that authors use a scale of awareness that goes further than just the constructed building. This should drive architects to transcend the object of their creation in order to reflect upon the general urban shape of a territory, its constant evolution, the actors and factors that play a part in this evolution, the consequences in a place’s character, in its environment, and in the relation between a natural physical geography that is continuously interfered with by man and the people that live in it.

Within the context of the 2017 Colombia-France year to promote cultural relations, the Universidad de los Andes, in partnership with Bordeaux City Hall and the Agora Biennial of Bordeaux —Architecture-design-planning—, has organized the France in Los Andes exhibition-event.

What do we understand as landscape in Bogotá? Why is it relevant that Bogotá examines its landscapes? What role does landscape play in land-use planning? These are some of the questions that the event endeavored to answer.

In order to strengthen this Colombo-French partnership, and, above all, to broaden the thought process to include other geographies and diverse perspectives, the Landscapes edition of dearq academic journal is advertising an international call for scientific papers. It is doing so in association with the National School of Higher Studies of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Bordeaux, and articles can be submitted from any country and from any field.

Submission guidelines

The most important requirements are originality, the current relevance of the information, and the interest that is paid to the relation between a territory’s landscape(s) and identity(ies).

Articles will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, English, and, on this occasion, French. Special attention should be given to graphic images that complement the written text for both the submission of “Articles” and “Projects”. This graphic material should be used to provide new ways of understanding landscapes. Additionally, we hope to consolidate a list of bibliographic references that will illustrate both the diversity of different points of view and be complimentary. Landscapes is the first of deaŕs editions that has focused on this topic. It hopes to broaden the discussion on a complex topic that is both tangible and intangible, underestimated until the end of the twentieth century, and that little by little is becoming considered a public good (European Landscape Convention, 2001).

For additional information and the rules of publication:

Before sending an article, please be sure that it complies with all the [publication regulations]  (instructions for authors). If it does not, then your contribution will not be able to continue in the evaluation and selection process. When your material has been received, the journal’s editorial team will confirm its receipt. Please email for any questions you may have. At the end of the form, we request that you submit your material in a compressed ZIP file.

The file should contain the following:

Closing date: October, 13th, 2017

Guest Editors

  • Caroline Motta. Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.
  • Carlos Gotlieb and Serge Briffaud. National School of Architecture and Landscape of Bordeaux, PASSAGES Mixed Research Unit and the National Centre for Scientific Research, France.

1 Cf. Alain Roger, Breve tratado del paisaje (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2007 [1997]).

2 Francoise Choay, “Le règne de l’urbain et la mort de la ville”, in La ville, art et architecture en Europe, 1870-1993, directed by Jean Dethier and Alain Guiheux (París: Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, 1994), 32-33


  • Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Universidad de los Andes
    Bogotá, Colombie


  • vendredi 13 octobre 2017


  • paysage, territoire, architecture


  • Caroline Motta
    courriel : cm [dot] motta [at] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co

Source de l'information

  • Caroline Motta
    courriel : cm [dot] motta [at] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co

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