PHALA - Panhellenic Association of landscape Architects publishes “Window_e_scapes” e-book to mark 4th International Landscape Day of CoE!
By mid-March 2020, the Corona virus Covid-19 pandemic and the fear of spreading with catastrophic results forced all of us living in Athens (as it did for most cities around the Globe) to follow restriction measures related to circulation around our residence. Our freedom to circulate has been restricted and put in certain space-frame and time-frame. Our contact with elements such as fresh air and the landscape (urban or natural) was forced to change.
The landscape as we knew it, was closely related to “outdoor” experiences and scope was re-defined. The up-to-now carefree indulgence of the outdoor space was now turned into sneak peaks over our windows and short walks in our close surrounding space.
This is how we came up with the “window e_scapes” idea, an attempt to live landscape in a new way, as an escape, or even as a reminiscence of our fearless previous landscape experience.
The current book has been edited by the Board of Directors of PHALA - Panhellenic Association of landscape Architects in September, 2020 for all our landscape friends. Τhe current edition is published on the occasion of the 4th International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe and is celebrated on October 20th each year.
The “Message from Lausanne”, on the theme of the , invites the actors of the territory to “integrate landscape into its regional and town planning policies and in its cultural, environmental, agricultural, social and economic policies, as well as in any other policies with possible direct or indirect impact on landscape” (Article 5 d. of the European Landscape Convention – Council of Europe).
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PHALA Windows e_scapes book press release