THE GEOPARK OF GRANADA IS PRESENTED IN MEXICO AS A MODEL OF HERITAGE AND TERRITORY.
The activity is part of the «Excavated habitat and cultural landscape» project organized by the University of Granada and the inter-municipal authorities of Guadix, Baza, Huéscar and Jerez del Marquesado, which will culminate in an International Congress in 2022
The Autonomous University of Coahuila (Mexico), through the General Coordination of Dissemination and Cultural Heritage, organized a conference entitled “Heritage and territory in the province of Granada. The case of caves ”.
The guest speaker was Miguel Ángel Sorroche, professor in the Department of Art History of the University of Granada and member of the Center for Historical Studies of Valle de Lecrín and La Alpujarra. The presentation was given by Ana Sofía Rodríguez (UadeC).
During his presentation, Miguel Ángel Sorroche addressed the case of the Geopark of Granada as “an exceptional territory in the eastern part of Andalusia which has conditioned the life and culture of its inhabitants from prehistoric times to the present day”.
In addition, Sorroche said that “geology, geomorphology, archeology and cultural heritage are closely linked in one of the territories where the oldest human remains and ancestral traditions of the European continent are found”.
Regarding the field of heritage and cultural landscape, as well as the growing concern for life and conservation in certain ecosystems, the professor of the University of Granada spoke of “the interest of deepening the knowledge of various contexts, contemplating problems derived from which has been qualified as climate change ”.
The Geopark of Granada, is a territory that has been traditionally known, from a geographical point of view, as the depressions or «holes» of Guadix and Baza, has obtained the declaration of Global Geopark of UNESCO (July 10, 2020) , through the International Program for Earth Sciences and Geoparks. “This territory and mainly its inhabitants have a unique opportunity to modify the constant process of depopulation to which it is subjected, as well as to sensitize the citizens to the importance of the natural, cultural and ethnographic heritage, all with a responsible attitude towards the environment”, Sorroche stressed.
In 2022, it will host one of the world’s most relevant events on excavated habitats and cultural landscape, the aim of which is to reflect on the future of these areas from an academic and scientific perspective.
The Geopark of Granada will host the Congress «Excavated Habitat and Cultural Landscape: International Colloquium Culture of Deserts», which will take place in March 2022, with the organization of the University of Granada and the associations of Guadix, Baza, Huéscar and Marquesado del Zenete.
AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED BETWEEN THE UGR AND THE COMMUNITIES OF BAZA, GUADIX, HUÉSCAR AND MARQUESADO DEL ZENETE FOR THE GENERATION AND TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE ON EXCAVE HOUSES AND THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
La Universidad de Granada prepara un Congreso Internacional sobre Hábitat excavado y Paisaje Cultural
The University of Granada has signed an agreement with the intercommunalities of Baza, Guadix, Huéscar and Marquesado del Zenete, with the aim of generating knowledge about cave houses and organizing activities to transfer that knowledge as an instrument of local development.
During the signing ceremony, it was announced that a major international congress entitled «Excavated habitat and cultural landscape» is in preparation for 2022, which will bring for the first time to Europe the «Culture of the deserts» Symposium which brings together every year in Latin America the greatest international experts in the cultural landscape.
The city of Guadix hosted the presentation of this collective project which from that moment on focuses the international scientific community on the territory of the Geopark of Guadix to reflect on topics of maximum interest such as climate change, traditional architecture of cave houses, cultural landscapes and economic development based on knowledge of the cultural landscape and the material and social history of its peoples and inhabitants.