Engaging with diversity
OikoM Ltd. and TETRAGON SA participated in the Interpret Europe Conference for 2019, presenting the project titled “Centre for Lifestocking and Biodiversity”.
Presentation title: "Engaging biodiversity with production - Integrating production in biodiversity"
In a remote mountainous area in Crete, there is a unique natural and cultural landscape creating intense and contradictory feelings and logic. From the cultural and mythological view, this place is where the richness of nature was embodied in a goat, Amalthia, an emblem of production and lifestocking culture. The goat is also the face of overgrazing, the biodiversity devil. For a conservationist, it is an overgrazed degraded ecosystem resulting from human interaction with nature. It is evolution over the years leading to the ecological and cultural landscape of today and a culture that leads to future production and development.
The questions arising for this area are: Can we imagine this landscape differently?
How can we interpret this natural and cultural potential in favour of the people today? These questions have led to a project which employs interpretation as a tool for development and sustainability aiming to bring together biodiversity, culture and production for the benefit of all.
Read more: www.interpreteuropeconference.net