Workshop Format// Formats des Ateliers

Knowledge Cafe/ Café des connaissances

Title// Titre

KC 4.5: Cultural Tourism's Impacts on Rural Landscapes: The Opportunities and Challenges and how these can be addressed in the 1999 Cultural Tourism Charter Review

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/rcwj-vq35

Organizer/Presenter/author Information // Informations sur l'organisateur / le présentateur / auteurs

Fergus Tyler Maclaren, ICOMOS ICTCFollow
Celia Martinez Yanez, University of GranadaFollow
Ivan Henares, University of the Philippines ManilaFollow

Biographical Information // Informations biographiques

Fergus Maclaren B.A., M.E.Des., is a sustainable tourism and cultural heritage management professional with 25 years of experience in Canada and internationally, primarily Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. He was the Director of the United Nations-funded International Year of Ecotourism program in 2001-03. He has acted as the Canadian National Expert Representative of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee since 2012, and was elected President in December 2017. He also serves as the ICTC Expert member for the ICOMOS Sustainable Development Goals Working Group.

Celia Martinez Yanez is PhD Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Granada, where she obtained her doctorate in 2006 on new types of cultural heritage properties and management models. She continued postdoctoral research between 2009 and 2014 in the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris, and she is Assistant secretary of ICOMOS Spain National Committee and Vice-president of its International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism. She is also Editor-in-Chief of ERPH, an online scientific journal on cultural heritage, academic tutor at the Master of Architecture and Historic Heritage shared by the ETSA of Seville, the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage and the Council of the Alhambra and the Generalife, and author of about a hundred scientific papers, books, book chapters and conferences on these subjects.

Ivan Anthony Henares, M.A. is Assistant Professor (on study leave) at the Asian Institute of Tourism of the University of the Philippines, Diliman and Vice President of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC). He is currently a PhD student in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Environmental Policy at Purdue University. His advocacy and research interests are in heritage and tourism policy, and cultural tourism in historic towns and cities, industrial heritage, and indigenous communities in the Philippines. His work is currently focused on the province of Pampanga, particularly the City of San Fernando, and the Sugar Cultural Landscape of Negros Island, where he is working with local stakeholders to protect early 20th century sugar centrals, hacienda houses and plantations, and 19th century sugar mills. At the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Santuary, he also worked with the Agusan Manobo community of Sito Panlabuhan to create a sustainable cultural tourism program, an alternative and sustainable source of livelihood for neglected but culturally-significant stakeholders in tourism.

Keywords

Cultural landscapes, Rural heritage, Cultural Tourism. ICOMOS 1999 Cultural Tourism Charter. UN Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract // Résumé

The knowledge cafe session will focus on the sustainability implications of cultural tourism development on rural landscapes and resulting impacts for tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Specifically, the session would focus on the relationship between rural heritage and tourism and how issues can be addressed in the updating of the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Charter, and relate to the tourism-focused Sustainable Development Goal Targets.

Participants:

Targeted speakers from the ICTC from different regions and heritage backgrounds, experts on the proposed subjects have been chosen to dynamize the debate, which will be open to all ICOMOS members participating at the Marrakesh AGA and Scientific Symposium.

Structure and subjects for debate:

  • Brief presentation of the 1999 Charter review process, acknowledgment of its 20th anniversary, the panel subjects and its aims (Celia Martínez _6 minutes)
  • Tourism degrees of impact (positive and negative) on rural landscapes and proposals for ensuring indigenous groups and farming communities’ involvement on rural landscapes tourism (Ivan Henares _6 minutes)
  • Tourism, climate change and the SDGs on rural landscapes + Summary of the aspects discussed and opening of the debate on how to integrate them into the 1999 Charter review (Fergus Maclaren_8 minutes)
  • Debate_10 minutes each for the three bullets above_30 Minutes (All)
  • Conclusions_5 minutes (Celia Martinez Yanez)

Bibliographic References // Références Bibliographiques

Brooks, Graham. 2002. Heritage at Risk from Tourism. https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/heritage/article/download/22200/15962/

Castillo Ruiz (dir.) and PAGO Project 2013. Charter of Baeza on Agrarian Heritage. Sevilla: UNIA. https://www.unia.es/explorar-catalogo/item/carta-de-baeza

ICOMOS. 1999. ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Charter. International Cultural Tourism Charter - International Council on Monuments and Sites

ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee. 2017. Florence Declaration on Cultural Heritage Conservation & Sustainable Tourism for Development. http://icomos-ictc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Publications-PDF-4-ICTC-Draft-Resolution-19th-General-Assembly-Final-En-31.10.2017.pdf

Mitchell, Nora J. and Brenda Barrett. "Exploring Agricultural Heritage Landscapes: A Journey Across Terra Incognita," The George Wright Forum, vol. 34 no. 2 (2017). http://www.georgewright.org/342mitchell_barrett.pdf

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KC 4.5: Cultural Tourism's Impacts on Rural Landscapes: The Opportunities and Challenges and how these can be addressed in the 1999 Cultural Tourism Charter Review

The knowledge cafe session will focus on the sustainability implications of cultural tourism development on rural landscapes and resulting impacts for tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Specifically, the session would focus on the relationship between rural heritage and tourism and how issues can be addressed in the updating of the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Charter, and relate to the tourism-focused Sustainable Development Goal Targets.

Participants:

Targeted speakers from the ICTC from different regions and heritage backgrounds, experts on the proposed subjects have been chosen to dynamize the debate, which will be open to all ICOMOS members participating at the Marrakesh AGA and Scientific Symposium.

Structure and subjects for debate:

  • Brief presentation of the 1999 Charter review process, acknowledgment of its 20th anniversary, the panel subjects and its aims (Celia Martínez _6 minutes)
  • Tourism degrees of impact (positive and negative) on rural landscapes and proposals for ensuring indigenous groups and farming communities’ involvement on rural landscapes tourism (Ivan Henares _6 minutes)
  • Tourism, climate change and the SDGs on rural landscapes + Summary of the aspects discussed and opening of the debate on how to integrate them into the 1999 Charter review (Fergus Maclaren_8 minutes)
  • Debate_10 minutes each for the three bullets above_30 Minutes (All)
  • Conclusions_5 minutes (Celia Martinez Yanez)