Learning from East Asian heritage as an alternative model of future development

Kim, Sungwoo (2012) Learning from East Asian heritage as an alternative model of future development. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

To the people of East Asia, modern development has been the realization of Western views of man and nature over the traditional environment which was built based on totally different cultural values. Most urban areas of East Asian cities are already dominated by modern development, therefore, traditional artifacts and edifices are left as segregated islands of heritage. This paper aims to identify the attitude of development that can be learned from traditionally built heritages of East Asia as opposed to modern development. The hope is that, based on learning from traditional development, which is based on organic view of the world, we can re-direct our future development in a more balanced manner. It seems obvious that the attitude of modern development, which is based on mechanic view of the world, needs to be critically revised, such that a more balanced approach between a mechanic and an organic attitude is attained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Kim, Sungwoo
Languages: English
Keywords: Development; Urban development; Modernization; Customs and traditions; Theory of town planning; Models; Asia
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 01. Generalities
D. URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 26. Urban settlements
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:39
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 14:39
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1149

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