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Quel rôle l'intervention paysagère a-t-elle dans l'aménagement des jardins du souvenir ?

Abstract : Since the end of the 20th century, cremation knows a growing popularity as a result of mixed evolving factors including economics, society and faith. Among other treatments for the remaining ashes, this study highlights the rise in France of memorial gardens inspired by the Anglo-Saxon movement of the gardens of remembrance. Regarding the novelty of these gardens in France, this study intends to provide a set of landscape-themed tools for the professional to use in order to adapt this infrastructure to the users' sensibility and needs. An analysis of cemeteries as the most common and traditional forms of funeral landscape in France defines a minimum threshold of expectations rooted in the local viewers' mind towards burial places. The decryption of the causes and consequences of the rise of cremation in France pinpoints the cultural and aesthetical issues at stakes in a process that dismiss the body as mourning material and physical beacon. At last national memorials provide strong conceptual hints in the treatment of a dual state shared by the memorial gardens: the ability to provide an intimate experience in a public space. The landscape tools highlighted throughout this work are applied to fulfil a commission requested by the city of Aix-en-Provence regarding the creation of a garden of remembrance in the Milles cemetery.
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Camille Vial. Quel rôle l'intervention paysagère a-t-elle dans l'aménagement des jardins du souvenir ?. Sciences agricoles. 2013. ⟨dumas-00912363⟩



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