Mexican vernacular architecture and the spirit of place. Case of study: Tlacotalpan

Prieto, Valeria and Guerrero, Luis (2008) Mexican vernacular architecture and the spirit of place. Case of study: Tlacotalpan. 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)

In 1998 the city of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, was selected by UNESCO to become part of the World Heritage List. However, the spirit of place has been exposed to many threats, such as the destruction of some of the traditional buildings and changes in cultural behavior. We have been identifying the causes for the abandoning or deterioration of the heritage and proposed several measures to the local authorities to prevent more destruction and to recover the heritage as a whole with all its immaterial expressions. In this proposal we are seeks ways for people to recover their pride in their cultural expressions and built heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Prieto, Valeria
Guerrero, Luis
Languages: English
Keywords: vernacular architecture; World Heritage List; historic monuments; intangible heritage; spirit of place
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan, Mexico
UNESCO WHC Number: 862
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2010 15:51
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13

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