Escuela Taller: A trainer's perspective

Mason, David (2012) Escuela Taller: A trainer's perspective. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Cultural heritage preservation, while embracing many advances in technology, has fundamentally depended on the continuity of ancient crafts and workshop industries. Worldwide, these are being eroded: declining investment in vocational training; social fragmentation and urbanisation producing an ever more fragile, uprooted workforce; community-based manual production reduced to “souvenirs” for tourists. Carpentry, masonry, and other building crafts embody systems of learning that inculcate both skills and values essential to the vital future of cultural heritage places. They must be safeguarded but also steered towards genuine economic development and social opportunity. In the built heritage sector, training courses for conservation professionals far outweigh the number of accredited programmes for building craftworkers. This paper will use a case study, the Escuela Taller Intramuros craft school in Manila, as a means of examining the broader picture of human development and heritage preservation through craft training.

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Mason, Daviddavid.mason@mac.com
Languages: English
Keywords: protection of cultural heritage; craft; crafmanship; craftmen; carpentry; masonry; education; building techniques; restoration techniques; training programmes; training techniques; training officers; professional standards; Philippines
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 06. History of architecture
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
C.ARCHITECTURE > 01. Generalities
C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 05. Building techniques
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 04. Architectural ensembles
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 05. Traditional craftsmanship
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Escuela Taller Intramuros craft school, Manila, Philippines
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 10:47
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