crafting authenticity

ISSUES IN SAFEGUARDING HOMO FABER´S INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

 

This paper outlines where the protectable values of craft must be consulted in the tension that exists between the ´intangible´ creative knowledge performance and the ´tangible´ witness and memory of applied skills in form of an object. The purpose is to situate the ´act of creating´ in the context of the twenty-first century and evaluate safeguarding issues.

  

The crafted object made in the sense of a ´one of a kind´, stands out from mass production in a factory and is created in particular by the knowledge of processing with appropriate tools and receives its cultural character through the selection and availability of raw materials, thus the human-nature relationship of the craftsman in a specific environment.

  

To safeguard craft as an intangible cultural heritage, however, both ´intangible´ and ´tangible´ aspects are of significance and inseparable. Through a critical analysis of contemporary examples of documentation this paper will lead to a set of recommendations to safeguard traditional craft for future generations.

  

 

  

Autor
Sascha Bauer
Fotos
Sascha Bauer
Issued
University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, ABPL 90355 - Issues and Techniques in Global Heritage

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