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Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH): Understanding and manifestations

Abu Bakar, Aishah and Mohamed Osman, Mariana and Bachok, Syahriah (2011) Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH): Understanding and manifestations. In: International Conference on Universal Design in Built Environment (ICUDBE 2011), 22-23 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reviews the theory, significance and expressions of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The term heritage has a broad meaning. It is understood that heritage is anything handed down from the past which ranges from natural to manmade elements. The entities of heritage are often categorized into two which are Tangible and Intangible heritages. The realization of the importance of intangible heritage began when disappearing traditions persisted due to failure in cultural reproduction. It is not until 1952 that UNESCO began the effort to establish methods of protecting what is now known as Intangible Cultural Heritage. In order to safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage, the heritage must be relevant and practiced within the cultured community. In 2003, UNESCOIntangible Cultural Heritage Convention has proposed five broad domains of Intangible Cultural Heritage which are Oral traditions and expressions, Performing arts; Social practices, rituals and festive events; Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; and Traditional craftsmanship. This paper discusses the history, significance and importance of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the built environment and how they are inculcated into universal understanding and manifestations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3833/8993
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM701 Social systems
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM831 Social change
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2011 22:30
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2011 22:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8993

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