Maya Ishizawa Escudero



The research explores the possible application of local cultural practices of landscape management in the planning and conservation of cultural landscapes by studying two study cases of the World Heritage in Peru and Spain. The aim is to assess protected areas systems for Cultural Landscapes: Culture-based and Nature-based by clarifying the relationship between local communities, biodiversity and sustainability.

Short Bio

Maya Ishizawa (Arch. M.M.G.) graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from Ricardo Palma University (Lima, 2001). She has worked in architectural design, construction, stage design and art direction. In 2007, she received the Monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese Government, obtaining in 2009 a Master’s degree in Media and Governance at Keio University in Tokyo, with a thesis entitled “Regional Planning for the conservation and sustainable regeneration of the Andean cultural landscape in the Inka Sacred Valley in Peru”, awarded with the Aiso Prize. Her interest lies in the relationship between humans and nature with the aim of finding sustainable land use systems by studying traditional knowledge and historical landscape structures. In 2009, she did an internship in UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris. Currently she is developing a PhD candidate research in the IGS: Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus about the incorporation of traditional landscape management in landscape conservation and planning.