Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Jean Barthélemy
The Architectural and Townscape Heritage as a Factor Influencing Trends in Development

"In addressing the complex role that culture can play in economic development, we must bring together a number of approaches from the greatest possible variety of viewpoints. Only the convergence of the studies resulting from these many lines of reasoning can lead to the formulation of objectives and recommendations which will be sufficiently relevant to be of use to society.

Each of the speakers will be expected to explain the specific basis and personal experience on which their thinking is founded. In this context, my viewpoint is that of a town-planner, architect and university teacher who for 30 years has been committed to the twofold aim of safeguarding the cultural diversity of the built-up environment and promoting modern architecture with emphasis on the ‘genius loci’. The day-to-day occurrences of practical experience in this field have provided me with insights and gradually revealed to me the cultural issues at stake today. Missions and expert evaluations conducted for UNESCO throughout the world have enabled me little by little to broaden this field of vision. I am therefore very much interested in the guidelines proposed by UNESCO in the framework of ‘creative diversity’."

"Recasting cultural policies"
Jean Barthélemy
Bennett & Mercer
Néstor García Canclini
Cliche, Mitchell & Wiesand
Jérôme Huet
Britt Isaksson
Lofti Maherzi
Sally Jane Norman
Michiro Watanabe
pijltje.gif (895 bytes) A new globlal ethics
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General introduction
recasting cultural policies