Potential for “appropriation activities”

Old abandoned land which has been fallow for a long time and upon which nature is developing without hindrance can be a place for appropriation ac­tivities. These often have an “unfinished” appearance and differ signifi­cantly (e. g. in variety, character). The photo shown in Fig. 4 was taken during the photo campaign at the Rheinelbe area. Here, a visitor docu­ments such activities: she lets her dog run free and leaves the path to fol­low it; she sits down and the meadow thereby becomes “appropriated”.

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Fig. 4. “Appropriated” meadow on the Rheinelbe area (summer 1997, photo from photo campaign)