| historic gardens, public realm & design

MUGHAL GARDENS IN KASHMIR
AS LIVING MONUMENTS
In Conversation with Jan Haenraets
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The work of Landscape Architect Jan Haenraets ranges from creative design and environmental art to heritage management, cultural landscape advice and planning. His research interests and writings focus on international approaches toward historic landscape preservation, ecological sustainability and preservation of twentieth century designed landscapes. Jan teaches at Boston University on preservation, landscape history and public history, and is a co-founder of Atelier Anonymous-Global Landscape Foundation. His scholarly work also focuses on Asian landscape heritage. He is an expert in Mughal garden history and preservation, with a special focus on Kashmir, India.
Historic gardens are referred to as “living monuments”. How do you look at this very special design typology, strongly rooted in nature and culture?

Gardens are generally outdoors and exposed to weathering and climatic conditions, meaning they are ever-changing, grow and age. They require continuity in maintenance as their organic and inorganic materials easily evolve and degrade. Expertise such as horticultural skills are essential in their maintenance and management, and gardening traditions and uses of the gardens can be seen as significant intangible cultural heritage. In other words, we can call gardens living monuments.



 


| the region

LANDSCAPES AS MUSEUMS
STAGING & FRAMING KASHMIR’S HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
Iqtedar Alam


LANDSCAPE IN TRANSLATION
KASHMIR OF ZAIN AL-ABIDIN
Mehran Qureshi

| the city

SRINAGAR THE CITY
AN INTRODUCTION TO KASHMIR THE VALLEY
Hakim Sameer Hamdani


| heritage, vernacular architecture & environment

A TRADITION OF CULTURAL SYNCRETISM AND CO-EXISTENCE
In Conversation with Hakim Sameer Hamdani


CULTURAL REJUVENATION OF TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE
In Conversation with Mohammad Saleem Beg


HERITAGE OF KASHMIR
Saima Iqbal & Gati Narvekar


ABOUT SEEKERS AND SETTLERS
MOUNTAIN TEMPLES & TEMPLE MOUNTAINS
Review by Satyaprakash Varanashi


| historic gardens, public realm & design

MUGHAL GARDENS IN KASHMIR AS LIVING MONUMENTS
In Conversation with Jan Haenraets


UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE OF KASHMIR
Harpreet Kaur


WORKING IN THE VALLEY
Mohammad Amin Bhatt


Café Culture
SRINAGAR
Jaspreet Kaur


| seeing the unseen

TALEEM SEY QALEEN
Abdul Rab Rabbani & Samin Fayaz


KASHMIR
A JOURNEY ON CELLULOID
Arshan Hussain


DECIPHERING VISUAL NARRATIVE
A SACRED JOURNEY: THE KEDARA KALPA SERIES OF PAHARI PAINTINGS AND THE PAINTER PURKHU OF KANGRA
Review by Narendra Dengle



























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