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The landscape of abandonment in Europe

Land abandonment and the general retreat from formerly inhabited and cultivated spaces is a globally increasing phenomenon, examined in detail by the chair of Professor Vogt. Triggered by complex processes and various factors, the current extent of land abandonment around the world has reached unprecedented dimensions. Especially in Europe, the rewilding and reforestation of cultural lands is vastly widespread and steadily increasing. The goal of this ongoing research project is to localize and categorize land abandonment in relation to case studies in both Switzerland and Europe and to define it as a growing part of contemporary urbanization processes. Central to this examination is the question as to what extent land abandonment represents an economical, ecological, social or psychological problem and how its future qualities and potentials could be unlocked.   

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NFP 65
Public space in the Alps
Diskurs der Werkzeuge
Lexikon der Landschaftsarchitektur
The landscape of abandonment
Archiv
Taking to the streets
Concept
Fieldwork
Cities
Berlin
Shanghai
Tokyo
Zürich