Event Title

Identifying the Role of Design in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Systematic Literature Review.

Session

Integrated Design

Description

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) was defined by UNESCO in the early 2000s as practices, expressions, knowledge, representations, skills, materials and spaces that communities, groups and in some cases individuals define as part of their cultural heritage. Communities, through their interaction with their environment, nature and history constantly refabricate ICH. Therefore, transmitted from generation to generation, ICH carries a sense of identity and continuity, which contributes to human creativity and cultural diversity in the era of growing globalization. The cultural capital encompassed by ICH is a powerful driver for sustainable development and also a potential source for design innovation. In many cases the relationship between design and ICH is bidirectional. Design exploits values carried by ICH and also intervenes in it to contribute safeguarding. As a part of ongoing research focusing on identifying how the design discipline contributes to safeguarding ICH, this paper presents intersections of cultural heritage and design research with a systematic literature review carried out using the SCOPUS database. Using the keywords “design” and “intangible cultural heritage” the research retrieved 239 articles published in English between years 2005 and 2020. The literature review indicates that among five distinct ICH categories coined by UNESCO, a significant number of articles specifically focus on design interventions targeting “knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts”. Reviewed articles fall into four categories of safeguarding (i) expanding the knowledge base, (ii) increasing the awareness and use of ICH, (iii) engaging holistic approaches for the sustainability of ICH, (iv) contributing to economic sustainability of ICH practitioners. Correspondingly, design interventions identified in the articles fall in six distinct categories: (i) using design research for creating new knowledge, (ii) utilizing digital technologies for safeguarding of ICH, (iii) developing novel processes for ICH and design (iv) designing products, services and spaces to increase awareness of ICH, (v) safeguarding of ICH at a city and region level, (vi) incorporating ICH for marketable products and services. The article presents several examples to further elaborate how design incorporates values and elements of ICH for the market.

Keywords:

Intangible cultural heritage, Design, Product design

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

First Page

1

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.124

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Identifying the Role of Design in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Systematic Literature Review.

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) was defined by UNESCO in the early 2000s as practices, expressions, knowledge, representations, skills, materials and spaces that communities, groups and in some cases individuals define as part of their cultural heritage. Communities, through their interaction with their environment, nature and history constantly refabricate ICH. Therefore, transmitted from generation to generation, ICH carries a sense of identity and continuity, which contributes to human creativity and cultural diversity in the era of growing globalization. The cultural capital encompassed by ICH is a powerful driver for sustainable development and also a potential source for design innovation. In many cases the relationship between design and ICH is bidirectional. Design exploits values carried by ICH and also intervenes in it to contribute safeguarding. As a part of ongoing research focusing on identifying how the design discipline contributes to safeguarding ICH, this paper presents intersections of cultural heritage and design research with a systematic literature review carried out using the SCOPUS database. Using the keywords “design” and “intangible cultural heritage” the research retrieved 239 articles published in English between years 2005 and 2020. The literature review indicates that among five distinct ICH categories coined by UNESCO, a significant number of articles specifically focus on design interventions targeting “knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts”. Reviewed articles fall into four categories of safeguarding (i) expanding the knowledge base, (ii) increasing the awareness and use of ICH, (iii) engaging holistic approaches for the sustainability of ICH, (iv) contributing to economic sustainability of ICH practitioners. Correspondingly, design interventions identified in the articles fall in six distinct categories: (i) using design research for creating new knowledge, (ii) utilizing digital technologies for safeguarding of ICH, (iii) developing novel processes for ICH and design (iv) designing products, services and spaces to increase awareness of ICH, (v) safeguarding of ICH at a city and region level, (vi) incorporating ICH for marketable products and services. The article presents several examples to further elaborate how design incorporates values and elements of ICH for the market.