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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?