This proposal exposes the relationship between the archaeological ruins and the rural character of the landscape through the eyes of the tourist/visitor. The ruin - an inert entity of knowledge and memory converses with the crops and the graze lands - a living system, an active process in competitive terms. The contemporary approach and management of the archaeological remains leads to the unilateral manifestation of the ruins ignoring more than often the preceding procedures and the significance of the site/landscape that surrounds the ruins. Focusing on a new form of memory management and the environmental and cultural heritage as an active experiential process, the study surveys ways of manifesting archaeological and rural narrations in the context of an alternative way of identifying a site/landscape for the visitor.
credits: UTh, Zavitsanou, Tzora