First, transmit or preserve? The permanence of genius loci

Calderon Puente, Cecilia (2008) First, transmit or preserve? The permanence of genius loci. 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 place’s spirit is signaled through the mnemonic loci, due to the meaning that some tangible assets have to a certain human group, influenced by the intangibility surrounding them. Man produces culture in two kinds of assets: tangible and intangible in a closed circle, which, through time it is transformed into a support structure hoard for today’s man’s knowledge of his history. It allows him to identify with the members of his society, to prop the thrill to live in a particular place, and distinguish the contents of his patrimony. Facing an unaware community, it appears impractical to first protect and preserve, and then to pass on; most necessary it becomes to first transmit and later preserve. It is necessary to establish procedures by means of an efficient educative system before the conservation processes for its later appropriation. Here, a proposal is presented.

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Calderon Puente, CeciliaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: tangible heritage; intangible heritage; spirit of place; concepts; conservation
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 08:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/213

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