2.4 Culturally sustainable repair of particular buildings: success stories from rural areas
Sulevi Riukulehto, University of Helsinki Ruralia Institute, Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org
A wide variety of particular buildings are distinctive to the Nordic countryside. Grand peasant houses, buildings such as mansions, parsonages, military residences, school houses, and public halls are often located in rural areas. In such cases they usually carry notable historical and cultural values in their regions. They may have played an exemplary role in the development of the community. Despite their significance to the locality, the existence of such rural buildings is endangered in many ways. Fortunately, we also have good exemplars of rescued buildings. The workgroup welcomes papers with examples and good practices of the repair of particular buildings in rural areas. What kinds of functions and new uses do these buildings have? What is their role in creating local identity and cultural heritage? And what role did rural policies play in rescuing? We prefer the presentations that connect cultural sustainability to rural development especially in a temporal frame.