Nature and aims of the competition
People’s landscapes video contest “landscape in action” is an open competition addressed to students from 18 to 35 years old a ending any European university. It aims to gather short video clips that comprise innovative overviews on the issue of “Landscape Values: Place and Praxis” which is also the topic of the next International Conference sponsored by UNISCAPE in Galway, Ireland (29 June- 2 July).
UNISCAPE considers this an occasion not only to involve students in the discussion about Landscape Values, but also to act as a powerful tool to communicate the principles of the European Landscape Convention and evoke the theme of the conference through images and text. Since 2009, in fact, UNISCAPE has encouraged students to participate in the di usion of the European Landscape Convention by sharing and integrating their particular perception of landscape through photography. This year the competition proposes a new challenge by asking to students to come up with a more complex project that can be er re ect the com- plexity of landscape de ned in the ELC: “an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors”.