The pond landscape of southern Bohemia and the northern Waldviertel, built in the 16th century, embodies an unmistakable characteristic that decisively determines ecological systems (biodiversity, microclimate, sea overfishing), economic structures (self-sufficiency with fish, tourism) and culture (cuisine, traditions). The complexity of this Antropocene heritage in its interrelationships and peculiarities has not been dealt with either in science or in the general public. To shape the Anthropocene against the background of climate, technology, economic and social change, the preservation of this heritage on the watershed is both an opportunity and a challenge. As part of a three-day symposium (Gmünd, Nové Hrady), in which well-known international figures from science, politics and practice take part and an excursion (Trebon), the context of the content is to be developed through contributions from different disciplines and with a specialist publication, an exhibition and a 3D -Model to be conveyed to the public.


Duration 01/10/2021 - 31/10/2022
Funding EU

Department for Bulding and Environment

Center for Architectural Heritage and Infrastructure

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Arch.ETH Dr. Christian Hanus


The Heritage of the pond landscape in Southern Bohemia and Lower Austria. The system performance of a technical monument on ecology, resilience and culture.

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