A lot of knowledge concerning the landscape in the regions has already been gathered, but it is not really known how the people experience and appreciate their environment. Yet the way people perceive the landscape is a crucial point of the European Landscape Convention: it is the basis for the formulation of “landscape quality objectives”.
In the People-to-People project Dear Landscape,
architects Marlies Vermeulen and Remy Kroese enter the daily landscape
experiences and stories of citizens on the map as part of their Dear Hunter
research work. They applied their own special research technique, gaining
first-hand insights in direct contact with residents and visitors by living and
working locally in a container. They spent a month each at six locations in the
Euregio and asked: What’s your favourite place in the landscape? What do you
like there? What can you show us or tell us?
Funding: People to People Interreg V-A EMR
Three-Countries Park: project development, support and assistance
Study office: Dear Hunter
More information: facebook.com/thisisdearhunter
“Between our works on the farm, we sometimes ride out on our bicycles just to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.” (A farmer in Bocholt, anonymous)
“From my wheelchair, I look out to left and right at the flowers and plants on the slope, and I think: all this beauty, created by God.” (A citizen of Walheim, anonymous)
“It’s a good thing when you can visit solitude, but not so much when solitude decides to pay you a visit.” (A psychologist in Waimes, anonymous)