MTA - MountainApp wants to inspire people to immerse themselves in landscapes. MTA - MountainApp is a project jointly run by researchers from Switzerland and Georgia. MTA - MountainApp was developed for a transnational research seminar taught at the University of Zurich and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The app is used to facilitate cross-border student collaboration and learning and to introduce students to sustainable mountain development through the lens of the Alpine and Caucasus mountains. We are interested in learning more about places and landscapes people visit and experience in their everyday lives. By collecting this data, we want to better understand people’s relationships to different kinds of landscapes and landscape elements. With a focus on these relationships, the project aims to analyze the values and meanings attached to landscapes.
We want to draw attention to the contemporary challenges of mountainous regions and bring people living in these areas closer together. Fun fact: “Mta” is the Georgian term for “mountain”!
The MTA MountainApp is running on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science Platform.