Industrial heritage as a boost for the country: The case of eco-museum the Farinera, in Castelló d'Empúries (Catalunya)

Josep Maria Prat, Gemma Cànovas Valiente

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Abstract

In the current post-fordist system, the industrial tourism is an option that is being consolidated in our country, sand the ecomuseums are one of its main manifestations, encompassing a set of elements (land, industrial heritage, duties and customs of local life), so that not only value the heritage, often abandoned and destroyed, but also spread a new culture of sustainable development of the territory, where the collective memory becomes the main driver of some projects developed with the active participation of the local community as the backbone. This is the case of eco-museum The Farinera, of Castelló d'Empúries (Girona), which, being located in an important touristic area, la Costa Brava, like as a small education-touristic offer, complementary, but it helps to reinforce the sense of belonging to a community and revitalize its industrial heritage, cultural and social.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-100
JournalDocuments d'Analisi Geografica
Volume58
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Ecomuseum
  • Identity
  • Industrial heritage
  • Territory
  • Tourism industry

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