Vol. 8 (2020): Democrazia dei luoghi: azioni e forme di autogoverno comunitario / Democracy of places: actions and forms of community self-government
Science in action

Coscienza di luogo e comunità patrimoniali: alcune esperienze in Puglia

Published December 12, 2020
  • local development,
  • cultural heritage,
  • sense of place,
  • participation,
  • ecomuseums
How to Cite
Baratti, F. (2020). Coscienza di luogo e comunità patrimoniali. Scienze Del Territorio, 8. https://doi.org/10.13128/sdt-11791


By “patrimonial community”, the Article 2 of the Faro Convention means “a group of people who attach a value to specific aspects of the cultural heritage, and who wish to support and transmit them to future generations, within the framework of public action”. This paper aims at exploring the role such communities can play in developing methods and tools for the establishment of new institutions of democracy able to enhance the eco-territorial and common dimension of places. The European Landscape Convention and the Faro Cultural Heritage Convention represent the common denominator of a broader reflection that intends to look at the value that landscape and cultural heritage can have for contemporary society through concrete experimentation with participatory practices and policies. The reception of these Conventions has been pursued in Puglia within the experimental project called “Community Maps” of the Regional Territorial Landscape Plan (PPTR). In particular, the contribution focuses on the experience, developed in the city of Lecce, with the participatory laboratory set up within the sustainable urban regeneration process for the degraded areas of Lecce’s marinas.


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