Łukasz Przybylak joined the ISCCL International Committee
The International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL) is a committee of scientific experts that works, as a part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), to develop international guidance on cultural landscape documentation and management, and to prepare expert recommendations for prospective World Heritage nominations. The committee functions as a joint effort with members from both ICOMOS and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). The co-founder of ECSO, Łukasz Przybylak, became its associate member.
Cultural landscape is a space designed and created intentionally by man, represent the combined works of nature and of civilization. However, it could exist without proper protection and sustainable management. The cultural landscape, especially in the Kłodzko County, is one of the highest values for ECSO. That is why we are even more pleased that Łukasz Przybylak has joined the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL). His candidacy was recommended by the Association of Landscape Architecture – Poland (SAK). ISCCL membership will develop of ECSO’s international and local collaboration with e.g. European Route of Historic Gardens, the Nowa Ruda Commune and the Town and Commune of Radków.
The International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL) was founded in 1971 as a joint committee of the International Council on Monuments and Historic Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). Initially, the works focused on historical gardens, but in 1999 their scope was expanded to include cultural landscape. The Committee has developed many important international documents, such as: the Florence Charter on Historic Gardens (1981), European Landscape Convention (2000), Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, point 47 (2021), the IFLA Policy on Cultural Landscapes & the Landscape Architecture Profession ( 2013). Currently, the Committee consists of over 250 members and experts from around the world.