Intercultural landscapes: Towards an interpretation


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The purpose of the article is to establish theoretical bases for an interpretation of the concept of cultural landscape from an intercultural studies approach in the context of Latin America. To this end, the authors attempt to interpret the inherent complexity of cultural landscapes and highlight the need to rethink cultural landscapes from the concept of heritage as a mediator between conflicts and cultural differences.
The focus of the discussion also seeks to support an alternative proposal that provides a different perspective with a new set of tools for understanding cultural landscapes from an intercultural perspective. Therefore the article explores historically one of the greatest conflicts of the colonial world in Cartagena de Indias in the sixteenth century to delve into the origins of the inherited notion of heritage.
The reflections and references cited are contrasted with the current case of the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape and its positioning as an example of the evolution of the notion of heritage. Methodologically, the article is an epistemological construction based on intercultural studies to contribute to the discussion and better understanding of what the authors explore as intercultural landscapes.
Original languageAmerican English
Article number5
Number of pages17
JournaledA Esempi di Architettura
Issue number1-2020
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2020


  • Cultural landscapes
  • intercultural studies
  • intercultural landscapes
  • Latin America.


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