Vol. 27 No. 2 (2019)

Verso una Carta Internazionale del Rural Heritage

Maurizio De Vita
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Published July 13, 2020
  • Rural Heritage,
  • Conservation,
  • Landscape restoration,
  • restoration charters,
  • restoration and sustainibility
How to Cite
De Vita, M. (2020). Verso una Carta Internazionale del Rural Heritage. Restauro Archeologico, 27(2), 12-21. https://doi.org/10.13128/rar-9278


In recent years international scholars, architects and intellectuals have committed to
analyse, restore and enhance historicized rural buildings and landscapes. By addressing
the issue of rural architectural heritage conservation the same issues refer to historic
landscape analysis, to climate change, to people’s wellbeing, to the history of work and
workers. Therefore, for restoration and the proactive preservation of history and places,
an international confrontation of ideas and evaluations is essential in order not to
lose or cause the loss of those incredibly rich interconnections. The simultaneous implementation
and critical update of the principles and actions related to architectural and
landscape heritage imbedded in rural architecture conservation call for an on - going
cultural and planning commitment in order to understand, preserve and pass on a vast,
yet perishable tangible and intangible heritage. The history and livelihood of this heritage
are frequently subjected to aggressions, just like the extraordinary teachings they
can offer on present and future sustainability.


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