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Kibebew, Kidus, 2021. Aesthetic appreciation of landscapes contributing for national identity : case of Ethiopian landscapes. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Landscape conceptions impact national identity. Identity addresses the matters in the features of the physical world but also the relationships, memories, and symbolic meanings linked to the physical landscape. Since a landscape's context is made up of a complex web of past interactions and future aspirations. As a result, the intangible elements of a landscape become just as crucial to its physical nature. The dynamics of aesthetics can represent both these intangible and tangible elements of a landscape. In this study, a perceived uniqueness of a location is used as a working concept of landscape identity. Such unique character of a landscape stems from its aesthetic nature. Therefore, how much a role aesthetics play in the created identity through the landscape is well discussed in this research. Two Ethiopian landscapes are used to study the raised question further. Ethiopia is a diverse country with people from many different cultural and linguistic origins. In one way or another, every landscape in every corner of the country has an entangled connection for all Ethiopians. The study's rationale is to use aesthetics as a memory for both these physical and ideal landscapes. However, the study also invests more in the identity and social problems the country is facing. The results suggest, the aesthetical value of a place holds the functionality, the physicality, historicity, and the setting of the area.

Main title:Aesthetic appreciation of landscapes contributing for national identity
Subtitle:case of Ethiopian landscapes
Authors:Kibebew, Kidus
Supervisor:Olsson, Patrik
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Shahrad, Azadeh
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2021
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:MSc Landscape Architecture
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:cultural perspective, multi-culture, social cohesion, aesthetics, cultural landscapes, national identity, Ethiopian landscape
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:03 Nov 2021 09:15
Metadata Last Modified:04 Nov 2021 02:05

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