—This research has been developed from a
framework that explores the Tangible and Intangible aspects of
Historic Centres, finding how the Oral Patrimony has an
intrinsic potential that connects these resources through
Storytelling, for supporting their role as documents of the
human, cultural and social development. Different cases will
show the intrinsic narrative character of the Oral Patrimony
and the strength of the Storytellers’ voice, which even though
are quite unexploited in Historic Centres, have all the potential
for reinforcing their visual narrative. In this way, innovative
journeys of Storytelling can be made within these scenarios, for
revealing meaningful aspects of these sites and for creating
(through the voice of inhabitants-Storytellers) an emotional
approach that strengthens the role of these architectural
documents in the reinforcement of the contemporary
inhabitants-readers’ sense of place, sense of belonging and
therefore cultural identity.
—Historic centres, cultural patrimony, cultural
development, oral patrimony, narrative.
T. Delgado is with the Faculty of Design, Image and Communication at
University El Bosque in Bogotá-Colombia (email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cite: T. Delgado, " Sustaining Historic Centres as Growing Documents of the
History of Human, Cultural and Social Development
throughout Oral Patrimony," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 325-332, 2014.