A propòsit del paisatge menorquí: paradoxes, reptes i responsabilitats
Mallarach Carrera, Josep M.2004
This work includes reflections on the landscape in general and on the landscape of Menorca in particular, with a brief historical review of the essential aspects and cosmologies of the cultures associated with the island of Menorca (Talaiotic, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Catalan and English) up to the present day. A warning is given regarding the threats to the landscape being posed by current policies on tourism, building, energy and agriculture, and a series of strategies aimed at safeguarding the Menorcan landscape and its vitality and values is proposed. These include measures ranging from (1) education with a more existential base; (2) the use of the arts, especially amongst young people, to develop awareness and appreciation of the landscape; (3) evaluation of the incidence of political and tourist messages; and (4) the idea that the Menorca Island Council joins the European Landscape Convention and begins to adopt transversally and coherently all of its policies, activities, criteria and principles.
Mallarach Carrera, Josep M. A propòsit del paisatge menorquí: paradoxes, reptes i responsabilitats. Maó, 2004.