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Héritage industriel et mémoire sensible : observations sur la constitution d'un "patrimoine sensoriel"

Abstract : Through a variety of events and exhibitions, the concept of “sensory heritage” has appeared in several forms of expression of the cities’ industrial memory. It relies on the assumption that there would exist sensory aspects of a city related to its past or present activities, which would constitute its identity and therefore be subject to a particular conservation and diffusion. This paper will discuss the connection between these two apparently opposite notions. In a first part, we will compare the concept of “sensory heritage” with the conventional categories for heritage analysis, and we will show how difficult it is to establish this notion. In a second part, we will analyze the opportunities offered by the concept of “sensory heritage” for public policies and the promotion of the identities of cities and industrial areas, in the context of some nostalgic closure of our societies.
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Nathalie Simonnot, Daniel Siret. Héritage industriel et mémoire sensible : observations sur la constitution d'un "patrimoine sensoriel". L'homme et la société, L'harmattan, 2014, Le patrimoine industriel - Entre mémoire des lieux et marketing de la mémoire, pp.127-142. ⟨10.3917/lhs.192.0127⟩. ⟨halshs-01246944⟩



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