Spirit: the essence of cultural meanings through times adapted to the contemporary needs of a place

Adams, Betina (2008) Spirit: the essence of cultural meanings through times adapted to the contemporary needs of a 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)

The concept of spirit and place are defined through a philosophical view. Upon a preliminary reference that considers cultural diversity, there are proposed categories with the objective to construct a conceptual framework: natural landscapes and human settlements; significant nature and sacred places; constructed structures with historical testimonies and living settlements; objects and itineraries. Taking the premise that through times some places have attractiveness that till now have been their hidden values, it is fundamental to identify this spirit that can give sustainability for their adequate development. Thus it is possible to create physical anchors for the lasting intangible values of a culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Adams, Betina
Languages: English
Keywords: spirit of place; natural landscape; human settlement; sacred place; historic monuments; sacred objects
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2010 15:09
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/42

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