Accepted Paper:

Cultural landscape, intangible heritage and regional bioclimatic architecture  


Dinah Guimaraens (University Federal Fluminense)

Paper short abstract:

The paper discusses dialogic forms of informal communication between indigenous and academic cultures about bioclimatic architecture which, building on Poulain (2012), gave rise to the transcultural dialogue required in contemporary times.

Paper long abstract:

The paper aims to pose questions that explore links between indigenous intangible cultural heritage and the environment, arising from bioclimatic architecture and creative cultural industries. Emphasizing building practices evident in the traditional indigenous architecture of Xingu, in a collaboration established with Indians of Maracanã Village in Rio de Janeiro, the project updates a territory of regional experiences in the urban context of large and medium-sized Brazilian cities. In order to promote forms of taking root vis-à-vis alienating forms of contemporary culture, it proposes the creation of a team that interrelates indigenous constructive agents with architects, engineers, designers and artists.

The paper also focuses on the concept of Unesco Cultural Landscape as "safeguarding the cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value", carrying out the application of the

Convention criteria defined in December 1992 by the World Heritage Committee that established three categories of cultural landscapes, as t follows : 1) Landscapes designed, conceived and created by man, such as landscaping gardens; 2) Evolutionary landscapes and vineyards, rice fields etc, and 3) Associative landscapes of religious, artistic and cultural aspects as sacred or commemorative sites (Incollá 1999, p. 11-12). This proposal derives from a participatory approach that allows the Indians to become members of the Living Museum as healers, teachers and builders. It features digital interactive products and indigenous objects with live demonstrations of construction techniques, basketry, traditional cuisine, seed handcrafts, wood carvings, and music and dance performances.

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