Author: Marianela Porraz Castillo

The identity challenges of the third landscape in Latin America

“WHAT IS THE THIRD ESTATE? – EVERYTHING. WHAT HAS IT BEEN UP TO NOW? – NOTHING. WHAT DOES IT ASPIRE TO BECOME? – SOMETHING”. SIEYÈS PAMPHLET (1789) IN GILLES CLÉMENT (2003)¹

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Echoes of the landscape: the sounds of the environment in the spaces we inhabit

The centering action of sound affect man’s sense of cosmos -Walter Ong (1991)¹

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The cosmos garden and the Tlalocan garden: the story of the medicinal garden

To Pedro Camarena, tireless teacher who taught us the value of nature.
To Jacqueline Tapia, friend and travel companion in the search for our culture.

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Spring Silences: The Reappearance of Flora and Fauna in Cities

It’s been fifty-eight years, in a period marked by economic growth and unbridled consumerism, since Rachel Carson wrote in the United States her book “Silent Spring”².

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Cultivation Terraces: A tradition in the face of the challenges of climate change

For thousands of years, in many different parts of the world, cultivation terraces, platforms, and plots have been a strategy employed by many different civilizations located on hillsides to produce food.

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Pedagogical farms: reflection spaces for the ecological transition

Derived from the phenomenon of food industrialization, during the twentieth century many people began to lose contact with the natural cycles, and how food was produced.

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LA RECYCLERIE of Paris: an eco-responsible and social urban reconversion

Photography: Marianela Porraz

In the dynamic and popular neighborhood of the Clignancourt gate, north of Paris, an old train station has become a project that promotes ecology and social encounters.

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The nature of Mexico: a vision of the explorers

Mexico’s natural resources are a source of products, environmental services, well-being and identity.

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Landscape and perception: towards a sensitive exploration of territory

Definitely, landscape is an experience; it is the confrontation of a person before

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