Social and human aspects in the use of vernacular knowledge

Recent studies have highlighted the environmental benefits of the vernacular, focusing on the qualities of buildings; however, they do not sufficiently deal with the role of human agency in the production of the vernacular in practice. This study aims to demonstrate that by improving our understandi...

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Autor Principal: Rey Cuéllar, Natalia
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Publicado: 2013
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-6452020-09-29 Social and human aspects in the use of vernacular knowledge Rey Cuéllar, Natalia Recent studies have highlighted the environmental benefits of the vernacular, focusing on the qualities of buildings; however, they do not sufficiently deal with the role of human agency in the production of the vernacular in practice. This study aims to demonstrate that by improving our understanding of the human and social aspects, it will be possible to define methods of supporting sustainable development. Understanding ‘the vernacular’ as a type of knowledge, four components are explored: transmission, use, motivations, and benefits. Based on the case of the Mexican Vault technique, the investigation offers insights into the various components of vernacular knowledge, suggesting the study of vernacular architecture from a perspective that elevates the relevance of the social and human dynamics in relation to the built object. It concludes that moving beyond environmental issues towards the building of tangible and intangible assets is a key challenge for vernacular architecture today. Vernacular architecture; Social aspects; Human dynamics Las Artes; Las Artes / Arquitectura; Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Costumbres, etiqueta, folclore 2013 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés México Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/645
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topic Vernacular architecture; Social aspects; Human dynamics
Las Artes; Las Artes / Arquitectura; Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Costumbres, etiqueta, folclore
spellingShingle Vernacular architecture; Social aspects; Human dynamics
Las Artes; Las Artes / Arquitectura; Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Costumbres, etiqueta, folclore
Rey Cuéllar, Natalia
Social and human aspects in the use of vernacular knowledge
description Recent studies have highlighted the environmental benefits of the vernacular, focusing on the qualities of buildings; however, they do not sufficiently deal with the role of human agency in the production of the vernacular in practice. This study aims to demonstrate that by improving our understanding of the human and social aspects, it will be possible to define methods of supporting sustainable development. Understanding ‘the vernacular’ as a type of knowledge, four components are explored: transmission, use, motivations, and benefits. Based on the case of the Mexican Vault technique, the investigation offers insights into the various components of vernacular knowledge, suggesting the study of vernacular architecture from a perspective that elevates the relevance of the social and human dynamics in relation to the built object. It concludes that moving beyond environmental issues towards the building of tangible and intangible assets is a key challenge for vernacular architecture today.
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