The transmision of the spirit of the place in the living cultural routes: the Route of Santiago de Compostela as case study

Martorell Carreño, Alberto (2008) The transmision of the spirit of the place in the living cultural routes: the Route of Santiago de Compostela as case study. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The cultural or heritage routes are focussed not only on the sites, but on the interrelationships generated by their use along the history. I will contend that the spirit of these routes is a result both of the local traditions and the movement of peoples processes and how it becomes even more complex when discussing about living cultural routes. I will present the Route of Santiago de Compostela WHS as a case study. (It keeps most of its original meanings for more than 10 centuries and it is reappropriated and culturally re-contextualized by modern pilgrims and local people nowadays). The paper will propose answers for: Is the historic spirit the same than the modern one? Is it the same along the entire route? Who is transmitting it? How is it being interpreted and transmitted? To develop this paper we dedicate a first section to theoretical aspects and a second one linked with the use of internet tools on the interpretation of the Route of Santiago de Compostela.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Martorell Carreño, AlbertoUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural routes; spirit of place; intangible heritage; interpretation; pilgrimage route; pilgrims; internet; website; World Heritage List; transmission; recontextualization
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Route of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
UNESCO WHC Number: 669
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 16:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/151

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