Apuntes: Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies
Print version ISSN 1657-9763
BERTUZZI, María Laura. The Coast of the Paraná River: Culture, Nature and Territory. Apuntes [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.1, pp. 68-81. ISSN 1657-9763.
This article proposes the reconsideration of the notion of landscape and cultural landscape departing from a contemporary perspective and a concrete case: a fragment of the fluvial coast of Paraná River. This area has historically been displaced from the provincial interest, becoming a periphery in terms of production and communication, despite its magnificent environmental conditions. The paper begins with the theoretical concept of cultural landscape and proposes its review using bibliography and cases of intervention. It also proposes new layers of interpretation based on differential characteristics that rise from the knowledge of the place and the need for new planning and acting tools. Finally, and like a laboratory experience, a concrete action is presented, taking into account the activities of institutions and Non Governmental Organizations, which could be replicated in other territorial segments. The article is based on the author's research and on her PhD thesis.
Keywords : Cultural landscape; Landscape; Coast region; Heritage; Planning.