Material compromises in the planning of a ‘traditional village’ in southwest China

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Rautio , S 2021 , ' Material compromises in the planning of a ‘traditional village’ in southwest China ' , Social Analysis , vol. 65 , no. 3 , pp. 67-87 . https://doi.org/10.3167/sa.2021.6503OF2

Title: Material compromises in the planning of a ‘traditional village’ in southwest China
Author: Rautio, Suvi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Social Analysis
ISSN: 0155-977X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336578
Abstract: Ethnic minority villages across Southwest China have recently experienced a dramatic increase in cultural heritage projects. Following new policies of rural development and the growth of tourism, villages are being converted into heritage sites to preserve the aesthetics of rurality and ethnicity. This article describes how architect scholars plan to create a ‘Chinese Traditional Village’ in a Dong autonomous district of Guizhou province, focusing in particular on the constraints of those plans and the negotiations. Rather than looking at plans as the end product, this article sheds light on the social dynamics of planning to reconsider the capacity for compromise between the interests and perspectives of planners, officials, and local inhabitants. Lasting compromises appear specifically in the materiality of buildings, pathways, and public space.
Subject: Architecture
China
Cultural heritage
Materiality
Planning
Preservation
Rural development
5141 Sociology
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