Folk architecture in historic environments: Living spaces for intangible cultural heritage

Karakul Türk, Özlem
Discussions about intangible cultural heritage emerged through the process for defining cultural heritage of humanity and developed for correcting the deficiencies of those definitions. In this respect, these discussions were not oriented for creating dissociation in the understanding of cultural heritage, but emerged as the product of the endeavor of understanding and re-defining the entity. This research aims to produce a methodology for redefining the entity of the concept of cultural heritage, examining the relationships between architecture and intangible cultural heritage in historic environments.


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Ö. Karakul Türk, “Folk architecture in historic environments: Living spaces for intangible cultural heritage,” MILLI FOLKLOR, vol. 10, no. 75, pp. 151–163, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: