Space is not nothing: Heritage aesthetics and the struggle for space

Yousif, Anita (2012) Space is not nothing: Heritage aesthetics and the struggle for space. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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The paper explores government encouraged industrial developments in the name of climate change mitigation and the impacts on the aesthetic and social values of rural cultural landscapes and rural lifestyles. The squandering of space and the disruption of spatial scale is also considered and discussed with regard to cultural landscapes. Examples of urban and rural landscapes are presented with an analysis of the effectiveness of heritage listings and the at times unjust and the arduous plight forced on rural communities by development impacts. The paper questions and discusses: (a)the role of aesthetics in the outstanding universal, national and local value of cultural landscapes, the scope of aesthetic value and how it has been applied to identify cultural landscape values in different countries; (b)the attempts but apparent failure of the cultural heritage discipline to provide adequate measures to establish the strength of cultural capital in the competing demands on the resource of physical space; and (c)the big picture and constructive approaches to improve the status of rural cultural landscapes and assist rural communities continue their lifestyle.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Yousif, Anita
Languages: English
Keywords: Development; Cultural landscapes; Rural Landscapes; Urban areas; Cultural heritage; Industrial development; Climate change; Protection; Sustainable development; Values; Analysis; Impact; Social aspects; Space; government; Industrialization; Designed landscapes; Relict landscapes; Continuing landscapes; Associative landscapes; land planning; china; Australia
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 14. Theory of town planning
D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, China; Canberra, Australia
UNESCO WHC Number: 1334
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 10:31
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