Industrial Heritage as Potential for Sustainable Economic Development

Spahija, Blerta, Aliu, Ramadan and Veliu, Safete (2018) Industrial Heritage as Potential for Sustainable Economic Development. In: Protection and Reuse of Industrial Heritage: Dilemmas, Problems, Examples. Monographic publications of ICOMOS Slovenia (2). ICOMOS Slovenia, Ljubljana, pp. 134-140. ISBN 978-961-288-673-8 [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Industrial heritage exists in all phases of human development. As an important part of industrial culture, industrial heritage includes a wide range of social, architectural, technological and historical values. Heritage product in industry should be understood as a dynamic process which can benefit from a better integration of the relevant knowledge bases. This integration concerns the possibilities of improving levels of cooperation between modern industry and industrial heritage sites. There has been a significant degree of urban regeneration since the end of the Second World War, with abandoned industrial buildings built during the 1940s and 50s the main focus of heritage protection; this happens because of the structural changes of abandoned buildings, and another important factor in urban regeneration is continuous economic development. One of the most economically deprived cities after the war in Kosovo was Gjakova, which industrial heritage before the war had developed in that degree to import workforce from other countries. This presentation will focus on the re-use of an old textile factory in Gjakova, the first factory to open in the city after the war had concluded. The factory was closed for 15 years, and commenced operations in 2015 as a factory for producing textile products for Volvo and Volkswagen. The purpose of this paper is to study the importance of reusing industrial heritage in order to contribute to the sustainability of the country’s culture, history and economy, and the methods to be followed in order to achieve this. This paper was presented during the 2nd International Symposium on Cultural Heritage and Legal Issues, organized in October 2015 by ICOMOS Slovenia with the support of the Council of Europe, the Institute for the Protection of Cultural heritage in Slovenia, the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and TICCIH Slovenia.

Item Type: Book Section
Spahija, Blerta
Aliu, Ramadan
Veliu, Safete
Languages: English
Keywords: industrial heritage; industrial sites; mills; electric power stations; textile factories; conservation of industrial heritage; protection of industrial heritage; heritage at risk; re-use; conversion of buildings; museums; neglect; revitalization; Kosovo
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 16. Industrial and technical heritage
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 04. Comparative analysis
National Committee: Slovenia
Institutions & Partners: TICCIH
ICOMOS Special Collection: Monographic Publication of Icomos Slovenia
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISBN: 978-961-288-673-8
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 13:54
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 09:42

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