University of Turku takes part in the newly launched Horizon Europe project IN SITU - Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas (2022–2026). IN SITU is coordinated by the Centre of Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.
Keyword: Landscape Studies
Landscape Studies researches places, landscape and their change from a cultural point of view, combining a humanistic approach with the theory and methods of other disciplines focused on studying the environment. The methods may entail interviews, Public Participation GIS, historical study, visual analysis or participatory observation.
Landscape Studies provides expertise in the interfaces between culture, nature and heritage conservation, land use planning and urban and rural development. The graduates find employment in the fields of research, environmental administration, urban planning, museum sector, environmental education and tourism.
Landscape Studies examines the built environment and natural and cultural landscape as materiality, experience and representation.
The disciplines close to Landscape Studies are art and architectural history, environmental history, archaeology and human geography. Urban studies, tourism studies, environmental aesthetics and education are also linked to the subject.