About Landscape – Memories and Challenges


A brief approach to landscape Reading - A brief interpretation of rural and urban landscapes – main characteristics, evolution, changings and challenges.

TOPICS: The role of rural landscape in the production of goods and services – nature and resources protection, protection of landscapes and its natural and cultural values, rural landscape as space for cultural and didactic leisure recreation and tourism; the role of vegetation in the landscape; Urban space as a changing environment of our everyday life.

Coordinator and trainer(s)

Adalgisa Cruz de Carvalho (Coordinator) – Landscape architect ,Full Professor at the University of Évora, Dept.of Landscape, Environment and Planning, Director of Executive Commission of first cycle programme on Landscape Architecture. Mainstream issues of teaching and research- Landscape Characterization and Evaluation and Landscape Ecology.

Maria da Conceição Castro - Landscape Architect, full professor at the University of Évora, Dep. of Landscape, Environment and Planning. Mainstream issue is teaching subjects related with use of plants in landscape projects. Nowadays, is a researcher in LIFE-RELICT project-improve the conservation status of a priority habitat.

Aurora Carapinha - Landscape architect. Full professor at the University of Évora, Dep. of Landscape, Environment and Planning, coordinator of PhD programme on Arts and Technics of Landscape at the University of Évora. Researcher of Landscape in CHAIA.Mainstream subject of research Portuguese garden and landscape, Theory of Landscape Architecture.

Responsible Unit | School of Sciences and Technology, Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning

Who can apply

Participants must be currently registered full-time undergraduate or post-graduate students of higher edication institutions , regardless of country or region, with a good command of the english language.

Maximum number of students

20 students

Course Requirements

Command of the English language
Undergraduate or post-graduate students


700€, including:
• Student Insurance
• Lectures, workshops, fieldwork and study trips:
June 24 Évora Landscape and surroundings - interpretation and assessment - Alto de S. Bento (Professor Adalgisa Cruz de Carvalho)
June 25 - Urban landscape– A guided visit throughout Old and Modern Évora (Professor Aurora Carapinha)
June 26 – Monsaraz and Alqueva Countryside – A changing rural landscape (Professor Adalgisa Cruz de Carvalho)
June 27 – The role of vegetation in Mediterranean Landscape – Herdade da Mitra (Professor Conceição Castro)
• All meals (10 lunches + 10 dinners)
• Accomodation (breakfast included) in the University’s Halls of Residence


Official Certificate of Participation.

• Full calendar here

  • When: 24 to 27 of June
  • Duration: 24hours | 4 days
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Colégio Espírito Santo - Room 103
  • Registration Deadline: June 14
  • 700€
  • Apply now