Paesaggio rurale: frontiera di ricerca
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Rural Landscapes: reserches challenges
In 2011, the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL) began a cultural project, the World Rural Landscapes Initiative (WRLI), with the goal of a complete and systematic approach to the question of cultural heritage for rural areas, a subject which has not been sufficiently studied, whether that be in terms of methodology and operation or of official internationally recognized documents. This is a very different story from other sectors of ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ cultural heritage (the expression used to articulate the description of the heritage in international forums, first of all at UNESCO level). The WRLI aims to not only recognize the importance of rural landscapes, but also to develop conservation and management policies that can be applied to them. It intends to be an opportunity for a further analysis and debate among experts and stakeholders, who – at various levels – have to do with rural landscape as a historic and cultural heritage, and who participate in the definition of policies, at world level. The contribute aims to present and explain WRLI and especially the recent ICOMOS official doctrinal text “Principles concerning Rural Landscape as Heritage” (Delhi 2017) because it show and open many research topics and issues for disciplines on preservation and conservation of heritage, in Italy and all over the world.