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Promotion of intangigle heritage as a tool to strengthen revitalisation of historic centres: the case of de Monumenta Programme in the City of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul State) Brazil
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Conservation of the cultural heritage
Information
Abstract
The preservation of tangible cultural heritage does not guarantee effective revitalisation of urban historic areas as a whole. The legacy of our history consists not only of paintings, sculptures, architectural monuments and public spaces, but also the safeguarding of immaterial aspects of social life, such as oral traditions, rituals, practices, knowledge and craft skills. From 1999 to 2013, 26 Brazilian cities benefited from the Monumenta Programme ? a national cultural policy that involved institutions, the private sector and the local community. The purpose of the programme was to stimulate economic growth and increase cultural and social development of the historic centres. Moreover, it sought to increase the number of residents in the benefited areas as defined in its agenda (IDB, 1999; MinC & Programa Monumenta, 2006). Using the Historic Centre of Porto Alegre as a case study, this paper examines how this cultural programme enables demographic change through the promotion of intangible cultural heritage, e.g. by supporting educational projects. The demographic flow was analysed using the microdata of the Populations Censuses (years 2000 and 2010) available from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The results showed an increase in low-income residents the areas that participated in the programme. This increase may have been motivated by a set of cultural-educational projects under the auspices of the Monumenta Programme. The retraining of artisans of Alfândega Square, the training of low-income youth for restoration work and the implementation of the ?Black Route Museum in Porto Alegre? (Bicca, 2010) are just some examples of what was done to improve the local community?s economy, to encourage social cohesion and to enhance the awareness of cultural diversity as a positive and essential value in society.
International
Si
Congress
Sharing Cultures 2015
960
Place
Lisboa
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-989-8734-08-2
Start Date
21/09/2015
End Date
23/09/2015
From page
283
To page
293
Sharing Cultures 2015 Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Fariña Tojo (UPM)
  • Autor: Sabina Oliveira Lima (UPM)
  • Autor: Margareth A. Pimenta (Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad (GIAU+S)
  • Departamento: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
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