Funded Projects

Addressing the scientific isolation of the Sitia Geopark local community (2018)

Kalliope’s project is enabling the community local to the Sitia Geopark to establish and operate an auxillary but essential scientific governance mechanism to help it defend itself against planned injustices as well as to empower itself, to take positive actions in formulating and implementing a sustainable strategy for their area.

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Beyond the peace lines… (2018)

The project examines whether the historical physical boundaries associated with sectarian segregation in Belfast remain influential in how people engage with and value the city’s landscape.

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Coastal Landscapes and Inclusive Planning in the West of Ireland (2018)

CLIP – Coastal Landscape and Inclusive Planning is a PhD research project that investigates stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes to the landscapes of the west coast of Ireland in order to identify contrasting understandings of these landscapes.

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The imposition of colonial power and the landscape in the Comeragh Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland (2018)

The aim of the project is to trace, map and analyse landownership in the Comeragh Mountains from the 1600s until the present.

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Disappearance and enclosure of rural public ways in Spain: Impact on the right to landscape (2017)

The loss of public rights of way in Spain is a well-known problem, and several associations, such as the PICP (an NGO for the defence of public pathways), actively advocate for their protection.

Nevertheless, the consequences of losing access to such an important common heritage are not well defined. This aim of this project is to gather information about its impact on the ‘right to landscape’, in order to better coordinate activism, improve dissemination and to raise the issue before the relevant administrative bodies.

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Land Use Changes and Land Tenure Conflicts: The Case of South American Chaco (2017)

This research project addresses the inequitable distribution of the benefits and impacts generated by land … Read more

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I live and discover my landscape: the case of UNESCO Sitia Geopark (2017)

The project aims to empower themanagement authority of the Geopark – a proactive project partner – as well as existing grass roots initiatives, so that they can collectively plan and shape a sustainable future for their landscape.

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Inequality of access and inclusivity: marginalising children with ‘invisible’ disabilities, and their experience of landscapes (2017)

Kimm’s study evaluates the access policies of heritage organisations to identify gaps in their support for children with unseen disabilities, such as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), in landscape initiatives and cultural heritage activities.

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Melting the ice in the heart of man (2017)

In the long run, Jasper’s aim is to work towards a critical understanding of the differences between colonial and indigenous audiovisual perception of the changing arctic environment.

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Landed – Cadastral Maps (2017)

In the UK about 70% of the land is owned by 0.7% of the population. Unequal ownership of land provides owners with social and economic power. In the recent increase of economic inequality, landownership is a prime example, but is little discussed, and information on landownership in England is hard to obtain.

John’s project aims to highlight the issue of landownership and its effects on people’s lives.

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