Gathering and highlighting intangible cultural heritage in an outlying neighborhood through audiovisual methods. A Learning-Service experience from design studies

  1. Morales Pereyra, Alicia 1
  2. Jiménez-Martínez, Carlos 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Sintaxis: Revista científica del Centro de Investigación para la Comunicación Aplicada

ISSN: 2594-1682

Year of publication: 2024

Issue Title: Investigaciones y aplicaciones de los métodos visuales

Issue: 12

Pages: 130-141

Type: Article

DOI: 10.36105/STX.2024N12.11 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This article explores the utilization of audiovisual methods to gather, safeguard and showcase intangible cultural heritage within an outlying neighborhood, Las Moraditas de Taco (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). This paper will specifically discuss the experience of Telecafecito en Las Moraditas -“a nice cup of coffee in Las Moraditas neighbourhood- an strategic proposal to assist community engagement while ensuring oral memory compilation during the COVID-19 confinement. This action is framed in Amoraditas initiative, which employs participatory action-research and service-learning strategies from the design studies, in order to dignify and screen collective memory and promote sense belonging. The study, by means of several valuations, reveals the successful outcomes of the experience, indicating its impact on community engagement, empowerment, and intergenerational relations. The assessment highlights how the initiative effectively adapted during challenging circumstances, enabling the ongoing provision of tangible value to the community.

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