Fernando Gutiérrez co-authors chapter for book on urban heritage conservation
18 May 2021
The book presents methodological approaches that can help explore the ways in which people develop emotional attachments to historic urban places.
Fernando Gutiérrez, PhD candidate at UCL Institute of the Americas, together with Ilkka Törmä, are the co-authors of the chapter "Observing Attachment: Understanding Everyday Life, Urban Heritage and Public Space in the Port of Veracruz, Mexico", included in the book People-Centred Methodologies for Heritage Conservation: Exploring Emotional Attachments to Historic Urban Places co-edited by Prof Rebecca Madgin (University of Glasgow) and Dr James Lesh (University of Melbourne).
This book presents methodological approaches that can help explore the ways in which people develop emotional attachments to historic urban places.
With a focus on the powerful relations that form between people and places, this book uses people-centred methodologies to examine the ways in which emotional attachments can be accessed, researched, interpreted and documented as part of heritage scholarship and management.
Fernando Gutiérrez is currently pursuing his PhD studies at UCL Institute of the Americas. The title of his research project is Attachment and memory: urban regeneration and the Alameda Central in Mexico City’s historic centre. He is working under the supervision of Professor Paulo Drinot and Professor Ann Varley (UCL Department of Geography) as primary supervisors and Dr Kate Saunders-Hastings as secondary supervisor.
Ilkka Törmä is an independent urban researcher.
People-Centred Methodologies for Heritage Conservation | Routledge webpage
People-Centred Methodologies for Heritage Conservation | Tailor&Francis webpage
Critical Studies in Heritage, Emotion and Affect: Critical Studies in Heritage, Emotion and Affect | Routledge book series webpage
Professor Paulo Drinot | academic profile
Professor Ann Varley | academic profile
Dr Kate Saunders-Hastings | academic profile
[top to bottom] Selected observation hours showing the change from a weekend night to weekday noon in the Plazuela de la Campana in Veracruz's historic centre, Mexico. ©F.Gutiérrez, I.Törmä; chapter authors; book cover ©Routledge