Cultural landscape, Urueña: the town of books

Cultural landscape, Urueña: the town of books
2014 h. Read the past and the present © Joaquín Díaz

Cultural landscape, Urueña: the town of books

From the moment that the landscape is the result of a series of interrelated elements which are visible to the human eye, any individual intervention in the same must be marked by respect for the style resulting from historical evolution, the environmental or ecological characteristics and the socio-system. Bearing in mind the fabric of the latter, we should also point out that the landscape is not just the representation of a more or less complex reality, but rather a cluster of feelings –aesthetic and emotional sensations- which it produces in human beings, for whom the landscape might be called a book where we can read the past and present of the society in which we were born and now live, and maybe project a better future for that very society.

 

Joaquín Díaz. Musician, ethnologist and writer