The present publication is focused on the case study of Anina (Romania), best known for its long tradition in mining activity, which influenced directly the settlement, the local community and its urban life, currently highly challenged by the mine closing in 2007. Colonized since 1773, the town was populated by Germans, Austrians, Czechs, Slovaks, and Romanians initially brought here for timber exploitation and, in a later phase, for coal mining. Although now it may seem to many a mere relic with no future, Anina includes 49 buildings and sites present on the List of Historical Monuments - a record number for the official recognition of the patrimonial value of the industrial legacy in Romanian context. Moreover, Anina is characterized by the juxtaposition of multiple identity elements from various eras, and is appreciated by locals for the quality of its natural elements - air, water and landscape. Therefore, already acknowledged for its patrimonial values, but lacking an intervention strategy, the publication tries to read and interpret for the larger audience - local community, local administration, local and national stakeholders - the (post)industrial landscape of Anina found in continuous transformation. Through the contribution of several Romanian and Italian specialists in the field of cultural heritage, industrial archaeology and industrial photography, the (post)industrial landscape of Anina is illustrated from the larger territorial scale to the more specific details of its technological legacy. In this manner, approaching all aspects of its tangible manifestation, the publication intends to create a common vocabulary for all actors involved in the local, but also national, initiatives that look into the destiny of the former industrial town. Moreover, for the first time in Romanian context, the publication brings forward the issue of industrial landscape as a live organism in need of being understood and approached in itself, emphasizing the importance of every single material testimony as component elements of the wider perspective. This aspect is further illustrated through a variety of photographic methods used for Anina’s industrial landscape recording during the interval 2014 – 2016, fixing in space and time a certain aspect of the town’s post-industrial transformation.

Peisajul industrial Anina: reprezentări şi interpretări patrimoniale

Oana Tiganea;
2017

Abstract

The present publication is focused on the case study of Anina (Romania), best known for its long tradition in mining activity, which influenced directly the settlement, the local community and its urban life, currently highly challenged by the mine closing in 2007. Colonized since 1773, the town was populated by Germans, Austrians, Czechs, Slovaks, and Romanians initially brought here for timber exploitation and, in a later phase, for coal mining. Although now it may seem to many a mere relic with no future, Anina includes 49 buildings and sites present on the List of Historical Monuments - a record number for the official recognition of the patrimonial value of the industrial legacy in Romanian context. Moreover, Anina is characterized by the juxtaposition of multiple identity elements from various eras, and is appreciated by locals for the quality of its natural elements - air, water and landscape. Therefore, already acknowledged for its patrimonial values, but lacking an intervention strategy, the publication tries to read and interpret for the larger audience - local community, local administration, local and national stakeholders - the (post)industrial landscape of Anina found in continuous transformation. Through the contribution of several Romanian and Italian specialists in the field of cultural heritage, industrial archaeology and industrial photography, the (post)industrial landscape of Anina is illustrated from the larger territorial scale to the more specific details of its technological legacy. In this manner, approaching all aspects of its tangible manifestation, the publication intends to create a common vocabulary for all actors involved in the local, but also national, initiatives that look into the destiny of the former industrial town. Moreover, for the first time in Romanian context, the publication brings forward the issue of industrial landscape as a live organism in need of being understood and approached in itself, emphasizing the importance of every single material testimony as component elements of the wider perspective. This aspect is further illustrated through a variety of photographic methods used for Anina’s industrial landscape recording during the interval 2014 – 2016, fixing in space and time a certain aspect of the town’s post-industrial transformation.
Asociatia Alba Verde
978-973-0-24145-7
industrial landscape, photographic survey, mining heritage, Anina (Romania)
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