Clarifying dynamic authenticity in cultural heritage. A look at vernacular built environments.

Garcia-Esparza, Juan (2018) Clarifying dynamic authenticity in cultural heritage. A look at vernacular built environments. ICOMOS University Forum, 1 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 2616-6968 [Article]

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This article aims to provide an accurate and provocative interpretation of authenticity and reconstruction. To this end, an analysis on how the notion of “dynamic authenticity” in heritage is scrutinised and interpreted was carried out, approaching the term from various standpoints. Firstly, the paper considers that, conceptually, authenticity and reconstruction are best understood as being both dynamic and static. Secondly, the paper contemplates the idea of “authenticity” as the result of cognitive processes arising from both conscious and unconscious positions. The dynamism in authenticity arises from the thought and action of the maker or perceiver. Speech is exemplified in the context of vernacular habitats where creation and perception are essentially embedded. Finally, the paper evaluates on how understanding authenticity and reconstruction as being both dynamic and static can lead to an acceptance of pluralism in social structures and the future evolution of vernacular heritage.

Item Type: Article
Authors:
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Garcia-Esparza, JuanUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: built heritage; vernacular architecture; authenticity; concepts; reconstruction; theory of conservation; philosophy of conservation; philosophy of restoration; social aspects
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of restoration
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
Q. LANDSCAPES > 07. Indigenous/Traditional landscapes
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
Volume: 1
Number of Pages: 12
ISSN: 2616-6968
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 09:11
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