Cultural routes: Tangible and intangible dimensions of cultural heritage

Martorell Carreño, Alberto (2003) Cultural routes: Tangible and intangible dimensions of cultural heritage. 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 human meaning. Becoming, over many centuries and places, has established the founding roots of bio-ecodiversity for human cultures as well, which are the most genuine embodiment of immaterial values. The impact of ethic groups, beliefs and imported lifestyles and cultures has developed into colonial, utilitarian geopolitical set-ups, destructive for preminent congenital values (African and South-American countries). The recent history of the European civilization has developed at varying rates, since the transfer of immaterial 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 more alternative things. Now, the past must be read in the continuity of the present, even if, for the advancement of science, this is infused with the future. Humanity is waiting for new cultural developments, running towards the sources of life through the perception of the sense (expressions) the memory of the immaterial (values), the images of places (signs). To preserve this understanding, experiences and conditions drawn from innate immaterial values are presented – with the Nature of the sites and the shapes of the monuments in Guatemala, Japan, Malaysia and Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Martorell Carreño, Alberto
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural routes; tangible values; intangible heritage; cultural landscapes; concept; World Heritage sites
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina; Camino de Santiago, Spain
UNESCO WHC Number: 1116; 669
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2010 15:18
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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