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Tudanca cattle parade in Santander



The cultural and social memory is also a memory of the lived landscape. It’s a tool which lets us protect, manage and create our landscapes. The extensive farming has determined the original use of land in the valleys of Cantabria and the structure of plots, the architecture and the local network of villages and settlements. Among the different cattle species which live in the valleys, the Tudanca cow is a regional cattle whose value and interest is not only genetic and biological but also a character trait of the local culture of the inner valleys in Cantabria.

Historic Centre of Valencia: from Serranos to Micalet

the city


What is a city? As a social construction, the city is an inhabited territory, lived by an urban society, where different uses, politics and activities from those that happen in a rural settlement are found. What’s more, the definition of the city is still today a preferential subject of study for the architecture, landscape, planning, geography, sociology, laws or economy. Here is our little approach.

Old stone quarry in Cuchía, Cantabria, 2012.

the industrial landscape


The industrial landscape -that is, a landscape created by the industrial uses established on the territory- is one of the biggest challenges that the contemporary landscape emerged from the European Landscape Convention needs to face: if every area as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors (Council of Europe, 2000) can be defined as landscape, regardless of its values and quality, how can we introduce the industrial areas, not valued and usually impoverished, into our landscapes? The industrial elements, could they be heritage? Is this heritage an industrial landscape?