DOCUMENTING THE INTANGIBLE AND THE USE OF “COLLECTIVE MEMORY” AS A TOOL FOR RISK MITIGATION
- 1Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- 2Bahcesehir Unv. Faculty of Architecture and Design, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
- 3Bahcesehir Unv. Faculty of Architecture and Design, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Cultural heritage, Documentation, Intangible Values, Collective Memory, Identity, Risk Mitigation
Abstract. Increasing immigration activities due to globalized economies, political conflicts, wars and disasters of the recent years not only had a serious impact on the tangible heritage fabric, but also on the intangible values of heritage sites. With the challenges of managing drastic changes the field of heritage is faced with in mind, this paper proposes a documentation strategy that utilizes “collective memory” as a tool for risk mitigation of culturally diverse sites. Intangible and tangible values of two cases studies, from Turkey and Canada, are studied in a comparative way to create a methodology for the use of collected data on “collective memory and identity” in risk mitigation and managing change as a living value of the site.