Workshop Format// Formats des Ateliers

Panel/Présentations avec discussion du panel

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/7jtt-8120

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

AYSE GULIZ BILGIN ALTINOZ, Middle East Technical UniversityFollow
OZGUN OZCAKIR, Middle East Technical UniversityFollow

Biographical Information // Informations biographiques

A. GULIZ BILGIN ALTINOZ B.Arch, MSc, PhD, received her bachelor’s degree in architecture, and master’s and PhD degrees in restoration from Middle East Technical University. Her main academic and professional interest areas are conservation, management and planning of urban, rural and archaeological sites; multi layered towns and urban archaeology; information management, decision support systems and GIS in heritage conservation. A. Guliz Bilgin Altinoz is member of ICOMOS Turkey.

OZGUN OZCAKIR B.Arch, MSc, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in architecture, master’s and PhD degree in conservation of cultural heritage from Middle East Technical University (METU). Major research interests include values of cultural heritage, renewal and regeneration of heritage places. Ozgun Ozcakir is member of ICOMOS Turkey (Membership Number: TUR 35673)

Keywords

rural heritage, rural habitat, conservation, sustainability, planning, shared decision-making, Turkey

Abstract // Résumé

Rural heritage places are social, cultural, economic and natural environments shaped according to the habitat in which they are located. Thus, they are unique places where people and natural environment are in constant interaction. However, rural heritage places in Turkey, face with various problems similar to those in the world such as depopulation, changes in policies for agricultural production and excessive cultural tourism.

In the panel; complex physical, social and economic structure of rural heritage places and the problems that they are faced with today will be discussed with reference to three different villages from different regions of Turkey. The selected rural heritage places for this study are Kemer in Aegean Region, Taşkale in Central Anatolia Region and Gaziköy in Thrace. These three cases are selected as the representatives of rural heritage places in Turkey with different contexts and diverse conservation issues due to their differing natural, architectural, social and economic features, values and problems.

Kemer is a continuously settled village with very well-preserved physical environment which is currently under the threat of being abandoned due to decrease in economic income based on agricultural production. On the contrary, Gaziköy (Ganos) represents the villages where the rural life and production is very well preserved while physical environment is under the threat of being damaged both due to continuous use as well as strict conservation policies. Taşkale preserves its physical environment as well as its inhabitants. However, due to its spectacular natural and manmade properties, it is defined as a conservation and cultural tourism development area through the top down decisions of the central government and thus lost its rural spirit.

Accordingly, the panel discussion is composed of following presentations:

(i) From Understanding to Action for Conservation and Sustainability of A Rural Heritage Place: Kemer, Turkey

(ii) A Multi-layered Rural Settlement Resisting to Sustain the Rural Habitat: Gaziköy, Turkey

(iii) Contradictions Between Local Values and Top-down Conservation Priorities: Taşkale, Turkey

In the panel, following the presentation of the theme and conceptual framework by the organisers, each case will be explained in detail. The presentations in the panel will firstly introduce the features, values and problems. Eventually, the responses for conservation and sustainability of each of these rural heritage places developed will be presented and discussed.

Bibliographic References // Références Bibliographiques

Asrav, E.Ç., 2015, The Role of Inhabitants in Defining the Values and Spirit of Place Case Study: Taşkale, Karaman, Unpublished MSc Thesis, Graduate Program of Conservation of Cultural Heritage, METU

English Heritage, 2011, Historic England Knowing Your Place: Heritage and Community-Led Planning in the Countryside, Retrieved from : https://historicengland.org.uk/

EU Network for Rural Development (ENRD), 2018, Rural Connections the European Rural Development Magazine, European Union, Retrieved from: https://enrd.ec.europa.eu

Eppich, R. (ed.), 2014, Cultural Heritage, Landscape & Rural Development Good Practice, Methodology, Policy Recommendations & Guidelines for Rural Communities, accessed online on April, 2018 on https://www.histcape.eu

ICOMOS-IFLA, 2017. Principles concerning Rural Landscapes as Heritage.

Kurtuluş, B., 2018, Understanding the integrity of rural life and architecture for sustainable conservation case study: Çomakdağ, Milas, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Graduate Program of Conservation of Cultural Heritage, METU

Yeşilyurt, G.H., 2012, Conservation in Rural Areas : A Case Study in Örenli Village in Kepsut, Balıkesir, Unpublished MSc Thesis, Graduate Program of Conservation of Cultural Heritage, METU

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Panel 10 Rural Heritage Places in Turkey: Different Contexts | Diverse Issues | Distinct Responses

Rural heritage places are social, cultural, economic and natural environments shaped according to the habitat in which they are located. Thus, they are unique places where people and natural environment are in constant interaction. However, rural heritage places in Turkey, face with various problems similar to those in the world such as depopulation, changes in policies for agricultural production and excessive cultural tourism.

In the panel; complex physical, social and economic structure of rural heritage places and the problems that they are faced with today will be discussed with reference to three different villages from different regions of Turkey. The selected rural heritage places for this study are Kemer in Aegean Region, Taşkale in Central Anatolia Region and Gaziköy in Thrace. These three cases are selected as the representatives of rural heritage places in Turkey with different contexts and diverse conservation issues due to their differing natural, architectural, social and economic features, values and problems.

Kemer is a continuously settled village with very well-preserved physical environment which is currently under the threat of being abandoned due to decrease in economic income based on agricultural production. On the contrary, Gaziköy (Ganos) represents the villages where the rural life and production is very well preserved while physical environment is under the threat of being damaged both due to continuous use as well as strict conservation policies. Taşkale preserves its physical environment as well as its inhabitants. However, due to its spectacular natural and manmade properties, it is defined as a conservation and cultural tourism development area through the top down decisions of the central government and thus lost its rural spirit.

Accordingly, the panel discussion is composed of following presentations:

(i) From Understanding to Action for Conservation and Sustainability of A Rural Heritage Place: Kemer, Turkey

(ii) A Multi-layered Rural Settlement Resisting to Sustain the Rural Habitat: Gaziköy, Turkey

(iii) Contradictions Between Local Values and Top-down Conservation Priorities: Taşkale, Turkey

In the panel, following the presentation of the theme and conceptual framework by the organisers, each case will be explained in detail. The presentations in the panel will firstly introduce the features, values and problems. Eventually, the responses for conservation and sustainability of each of these rural heritage places developed will be presented and discussed.

 

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