Landscape

Islamic countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East have an outstanding natural, artistic and intangible heritage, associated to events and living traditions, ideas, beliefs and artistic and literary works of exceptional, universal significance. This wealth is, however, frequently not recognized internationally and not protected properly. Med-O-Med pretends to contribute to its recovery and re-evaluation.

  1. Intangible Heritage

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    A people’s cultural heritage is not limited to constructions, monuments and other tangible objects stemming from its culture and [...]

  2. Collaboration Agreement between FUNCI and MEMOLA

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    At the end of March 2015, the FUNCI and MEMOLA project (MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscapes: an historical approach to cultural [...]

  3. Interview to Inés Eléxpuru, of FUNCI

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    Interview done by Pilar Sampietro, of the Radio 3 (Spain) programme’s Mediterráneo to Inés Eléxpuru, Director of Communications at [...]

  4. The rehabilitation of the irrigation system of Barjas

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    After twenty years of abandonment, and even forty in the case of the branch of La Hijuela, the traditional [...]

  5. Med-O-Med in Sicily for the presentation of the GARDMED network

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    Francisco Martín
    Tuesday, 9th April 2013

    The presentation workshop of the project ‘GARDMED, the network of Mediterranean Gardens’ has [...]

  6. Inventory of Islamic Historic Gardens: Fin Garden in Iran

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    Among Med-O-Med current projects is the compilation and dissemination of an inventory of historic Islamic gardens [...] in the south

  7. The iranian garden of Shazdeh

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    Mohammad Motallebi, the general secretary of the Iranian Society of Landscape Professions and  delegate to IFLA, has developed an [...]

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Projects

MED-O-MED aspires to making the development of Islamic countries in these regions compatible with the preservation of their environment and heritage. It aims to set up projects involving maximum participation by regional social and public agents, with total respect for genetic sovereignty and the cultural identity of the local populations, all within an inter-cultural and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Countries »

This section, which will continue to grow as more research and projects are carried out in the future, contains practical information about Med-O-Med’s lines of work and the countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East where the program develops its activities.

Library

Our library is a live repository where you can find scientific research and publications.