UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory "Cultivating a world where every human being has a symbiotic, heartfelt, and transcendent relationship with landscapes." The UGA-CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory is structured around long-term partnerships with organizations and people who steward nationally-significant cultural landscapes.
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With a research focus on heritage conservation and sustainability, the lab is exploring how our society may best sustain the ecological, social, and cultural systems that constitute America’s most treasured landscapes. Our conception of “cultural landscape” is broad and all-encompassing. It is perhaps best captured in Aldo Leopold’s novisition of the “land-community”—an idea that situates humans within an intricate web of relationships with other animals, plants, and minerals.

Mission: To cultivate a world where every human being has a symbiotic, heartfelt, and transcendent relationship with landscapes.

Archway Partnership
10/28/2019

Archway Partnership

Cari Goetcheus from the UGA College of Environment and Design & 14 of her graduate and undergraduate students from the Rural Preservation course toured Hart County last week. The goal for the visit was to learn more about tourism, economic development, agriculture, history, etc. in Hart County. Students will ultimately use the information to develop marketing materials for agriculture’s impact in Hart County in addition to a comprehensive agritourism plan for Hart County. #UGAPartners

The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center
09/16/2017
The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

We are just about a week away from the autumnal equinox, though the weather here has already been flirting with cooler temperatures for nearly a month. There is something absolutely wondrous about the fall. With the changing of the seasons comes change of a different sort. While some of us remember September being the harbinger of homework and pop quizzes, kids nowadays are returning to school as early as the first of August (in one Georgia county, students actually reported on July 31st!). [ 304 more words ]

https://www.foxfire.org/fall-intern-audrey-thomas/

Check out this great article about CED Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus!
09/14/2017
NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program

Check out this great article about CED Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus!

Meet Cari Goetcheus: Cultural Landscapes Champion and Educator

It’s back-to-school season! This month, we are highlighting a few of the educators who are bringing cultural landscapes into the classroom, as well as examples where cultural landscapes become the classroom.

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Cari Goetcheus holds degrees in historic preservation and landscape architecture. From the National Park Service to the University of Georgia (UGA College of Environment and Design) she has devoted her career to cultural landscapes and education.

Cari emphasizes instruction through real-world experience with cultural landscapes, integrating field work and historical research in specific, interdisciplinary projects.

Read the article (below) to discover more about Cari’s approach to cultural landscapes education, recent projects that her students have been working on at the Cultural Landscape Laboratory, and thoughts on the future of cultural landscapes education:

Keep inspiring, Cari!
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Looking for more teacher resources to use parks in the classroom? nps.gov/teachers

#CulturalLandscape #Education #Back2School

NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program
01/11/2017

NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program

Inspire Preservation: Daniel Weldon

The summer of 2014, I accepted a NCPE internship with the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service and changed my perspective on cultural landscapes. Fresh out of grad school at the University of Georgia, I thought let’s try Omaha. Until that time, all of my landscape preservation practice involved either Deep South designed and agricultural landscapes, or historic Mid Atlantic tobacco plantations. That summer I was fortunate to work with Julie McGilvary on a project to document the historic road network of Badlands National Park.

The scale and scope was so much bigger than what I was accustomed to tackling. The park is a mixture of sweeping natural beauty formed over millennia and layers of more recent human settlement. The common narrative or thread physically running through the cultural landscape is an extensive road network linked to the central tour road. Over the course of one week, we documented overlooks, road traces, Mission 66-era visitor infrastructure, and historic motor courts in the park, features that impact the way you the viewer moves through the landscape. I left the project reevaluating the importance of circulation systems and the stories these features can tell about land use.

Discover Badlands National Park: https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm

Want to know more about cultural landscape preservation? http://go.nps.gov/a5lbkj

#NPSCareers #CulturalLandscapes #Preservation

UGA College of Environment and Design
08/26/2016

UGA College of Environment and Design

A collection of images of recent student engagement with units of the National Park Service.

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory
05/12/2015

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory

Spring 2015 CLL crew. Congratulations on another successful semester everyone!
05/12/2015

Spring 2015 CLL crew. Congratulations on another successful semester everyone!

Untitled Album
11/07/2012

Untitled Album

Untitled Album
11/07/2012

Untitled Album

Fort Sumter National Monument
11/07/2012

Fort Sumter National Monument

Cowpens National Battelfield
11/07/2012

Cowpens National Battelfield

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory's cover photo
08/28/2012

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory's cover photo

Birth place of Robert E. Lee
05/16/2012

Birth place of Robert E. Lee

Birth place of Robert E. Lee

Wormsloe Plantation
05/16/2012

Wormsloe Plantation

Cobb County
05/16/2012

Cobb County

Cobb County

CED Maymester Program
05/16/2012

CED Maymester Program

CED Maymester Program

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory's cover photo
05/16/2012

UGA CED Cultural Landscape Laboratory's cover photo

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General information

The work of the Cultural Landscape Lab focuses on specific cultural landscapes, and the lab’s relationship with these places and their on-site stewards is intended to be mutually beneficial and enduring. Because we are interested in learning how to care for a landscape beyond the span of an individual human lifetime, we strive to know these places deeply and intimately. For these reasons, we expect the lab’s activities to center on only a small number of places—perhaps five or six landscapes and the communities of people who care for them. Because we are committed to learning as much as we can about the art and science of caring for cultural landscapes, we are cultivating relationships with places that are diverse in terms of their size, cultural histories, political circumstances and governance frameworks, ecologies, and geographic contexts.

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