Holistic methodology towards recognition of the pluralistic contents of the spirit of place

Tomšič, Daniela (2008) Holistic methodology towards recognition of the pluralistic contents of the spirit of place. 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)

An insight into the contents of the Spirit of Place is possible through recognition of heritage components of environmental factors in the past and present times. The holistic methodology treats the environmental factors as subjects with their own special features and heritage needs and as objects reliant upon recognisable possibilities of other factors. The inductively gathered components of the factors are arranged into a qualitative structure of the place, composed of external components (the quality of the material and the quality of its organisational arrangement) and internal components (the quality of the contents of the thought and its organisational quality). From the stipulations of the evaluation qualitative theory it stems that the material qualities and the qualities of thought are autonomous, while the qualities of organisational arrangement of materials and organisational qualities of thought must be implicitly interconnected if we wish to get an insight into them. Their interconnection delineates the quality of place, i.e. the link between tangible and the intangible that enables transformation of material into quality and perception of Place into recognition of the Spirit of Place. The quality coefficients of the exterior, interior and their organisational arrangement are equivalent. The inductively established qualities enable a deductive qualitative implementation of the contents in deficitary components. In this manner the methodology systematically enables the understanding of the Spirit of Place in a given environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Tomšič, Daniela
Languages: English
Keywords: heritage; spirit of place; environmental factors; methodology
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2010 09:46
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 17:37
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/25

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