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Charter of the Built Vernacular Heritage, of the International Council on Monuments and Sites - ICOMOS, is one of the few international documents that treats vernacular / rural heritage. This charter defines the principles for the protection of our vernacular built heritage. 

Built vernacular heritage is important; it is the basic expression of the culture of a community, its relationship with its own territory and, at the same time, expression of the cultural diversity of the world.

Vernacular architecture is traditional and natural way in which communities provide housing. It is an ongoing process that includes the necessary changes and continuously adapt in response to the social and natural constraints. The survival of this tradition is threatened by worldwide forces of economic, cultural and architectural homogenization. Dealing with these forces is a fundamental problem that must be dealt by the community and government, planners, architects, conservators and multidisciplinary group of experts.

Within the project "Valuation of the Vernacular Heritage of Montenegro",  The Charter of the Built Vernacular Heritage has been translated from English to Montenegrin and now is available on the website.

You can download The Charter here.


Vernakularno graditeljsko nasljeđe je važno; ono je osnovni izraz kulture jedne zajednice, njene veze sa sopstvenim područjem i, u isto vrijeme, izraz kulturne raznolikosti svijeta.

Vernakularno graditeljstvo je tradicionalni i prirodni način kojim zajednice obezbjeđuju stanovanje. To je neprekidan proces koji uključuje neophodne promjene i stalno prilagođavanje kao odgovor na društvena i prirodna ograničenja. Opstanak ove tradicije ugrožen je širom svijeta silama ekonomske, kulturne i arhitektonske homogenizacije. Suočavanje sa ovim silama fundamentalni je problem koji moraju rješavati zajednice, ali i vlade, planeri, arhitekti, konzervatori i multidisciplinarne grupe stručnjaka.

U okviru projekta "Valorizacija ruralnog nasljedja Crne Gore", Povelja o vernakularnom graditeljskom nasljeđu je prevedena sa engleskog na crnogorski i sada je dostupna na web sajtu. 

Povelju mozete učitati ovdje.

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EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.



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