Cultural values: Intangible forms and places

Nuti, Giancarlo (2003) Cultural values: Intangible forms and places. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Cultural values are to be preserved for life to have a meaning in human terms. Becoming, over many centuries and places, has established the founding roots of biodiversity for human cultures as well, which are the most genuine embodiment of intangible values. The impact of ethic groups, beliefs and imported lifestyles and cultures has developed into colonial and utilitarian geopolitical set-ups, destructive for pre-eminent inherited values (in African and South-American countries). The recent history of the European civilization has unfolded at varying rates, since the transmission of intangible values has been distorted by all-invading rationalism and insensitive technology. The human time of “knowing how to be” has been ostracized by that of having plenty of more and a greater choice. Now, the past must be read in the continuity of the present, even if, for the progress of science, it is imbued with the future. Humanity is waiting for new cultural developments, steered towards the sources of life through the perception of the senses (expressions), the memory of the intangible (values) and the images of places (symbols). To preserve this understanding, experiences and situations drawn from places with innate intangible values are presented – through the nature of sites and the structure of monuments in Guatemala, Japan, Malaysia and Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Nuti, Giancarlo
Languages: English
Keywords: intangible heritage; cultural values
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: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 16:49
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
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