Vol. 3, n. 6 (2010) - Cultural heritage documentation, edited by Cristiana Bartolomei
This issue addresses a selection of topics in the wide spectrum of cultural heritage documentation as a point of safeguard, conservation and civilation of contemporary culture. Documentation processes are strongly important in the protection of cultural heritage and identity of territories. Conservation and preservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage is promoted by the contemporary agenda in times of conflict and natural disasters and in some cases regards also the impact of tourism on cultural heritage sites. Papers will be expected to document innovative practices for integrating contemporary architecture in a sustainable way into an existing context as well as the transformation of urban communities by the promotion of historic urban environments. Another focus recently debated regards processes and strategies for survey, documentation and design of historical sites and strategies to enhance local identity, creating a positive and sustanaible growth and a renewal of lands and cultural, social and economic values. The essays are divided in two chapters: one is about methodologies and the other one is about tools and ways of communication.