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Introduction and Editorial

Vol. 8 No. 1 (2023): Landscapes of care: photography, film, modern architecture and landscape heritage


  • Igea Troiani
  • Mark Durden



In this panel, focusing on place in terms of Landscapes of Care, Richard Wiliams, Sotiria Alexiadou with Vassilis Colonas, and Joao Gadelho Novais Tavares examine urban architectures through a shared aperture of film, thereby showing an engagement with the historical, spatial and ‘social production of space’.1 The temporal dimension of film opens up for analysis of the places of their individual studies in historical, real-time and fictitious dimensions, showing how visual images contribute to understandings of the care of places and peoples. Lars Rolfsted Mortensen’s photographs of dams in the Swiss Alps raise broader questions about place and our need for care of the landscape. The photographs present us with the ambivalence of sublime infrastructures that are both destructive and removable interventions in Alpine ecosystems but vital for green energy.



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  2. Babenco, Hector, director, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Film Dallas Pictures/Sugarloaf Films/HB Filmes, 1985, 2 hr 1 min.
  3. Maíra Bühler, Paulo Pastorelo and João Sodré, directors, Elevado 3.5, Primo Filmes/TV Cultura, 2010, 1 hr., 15 min.
  4. Rosa Barba, director, Disseminate and Hold, 2016, Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco, 21 min.
  5. Takis Kanellopoulos, director, Parenthesi (or Interlude), 1968, 1 hr 27 min.
  6. Thodōros Angelopoulos, director, Eternity and a Day, Merchant Ivory Productions, Curzon Film, Greek Film Center, 1998, 2 hr 7 min.
  7. José Caria, director, As Pedras e o Homem: Foz Velha [documentary, digital]. Portugal: RTP, 1975. 20 min.
  8. Angelopoulos, Thodōros, director, Eternity and a Day, Merchant Ivory Productions, Curzon Film, Greek Film Center, 1998, 2hr 7 min.