Photointerpretation applied to the characterization of cultural landscapes

The configuration of the current national territory is the result of long processes of adaptation and modification of the space that began with the first sedentary groups; and it houses the material traces of the settlements and infrastructures that dominated the ancient landscapes (e.g. canals, cultivation terraces and roads).

This project proposes the study of these landscapes from the analysis of old aerial photographs, understanding them as a material manifestation of the early territorial planning strategies. From the morphofunctional study and architectural comparison, derived from photointerpretation, cultural landscapes, their components and occupation processes are identified and characterized from pre-Hispanic times to the present day on a macro scale in different parts of Peru. This makes it possible to understand and compare strategies deployed in the territory over time, the use of resources and the engineering works that manage them.


Andrea Gonzáles / Giancarlo Marcone

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