From identity to re-identity: the trades of Mudejar
The history of the construction of the church of Our Lady of Tobed offers us historical news of interest in which it is recounted that on December 30, 1360 Friar Martín de Alpartir, commander of the Holy Sepulchre of Tobed, would have hired Mahoma Granada, Moorish rejolero of Pedrola, the manufacture of fifty thousand rejolas or bricks in the town of Tobed.
Although there is a land architecture characteristic of the area and previous chronologies such as the surveillance castle built in tapestry, the arrival of the master rejolero in the town could be the beginning of the neighborhood of the Obradores where about 50 workers, a large number of ovens and work spaces came into operation such as the vases or footballs .
The trades of Mudejar: the earth architecture itself integrates three themes of development – population, economic culture and society – that allow us to understand the territory from a broad and diverse point of view on a path from Islamic tradition in the 8th century to delve into the 12th-XVI chronological fork and thus analyze the profound heritage that work with indigenous materials has left to this day becoming a professionalization of present and future.
The theme breaks with popularly entrenched topics and constitutes a vindication of trades, materials related to Mudejar art and the use of spaces that have traditionally dragged a consideration of “poor or cheap”, when what we find is a perfect knowledge of the resources and works that have come to this day with surprising integrity and that can only be explained by the quality of all the actors and factors surrounding , not only to mudejar construction, but to any activity of local tradition linked to the use of landscape resources.
Activities that we can link not only to the great theories of today’s economy such as “sustainable resource management” or the “circular economy” but even, and far from being utopian, we could relate to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. And point out that the historical-artistic resources and, in particular, those declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO have been and are, by their uniqueness, source of wealth based on the identity of the territory and fundamental element for the sustainability of the local territory and its inhabitants, but always taking into account that these resources by their special definition should use specialized management tools for the use of resources in an orderly and conscious manner of their importance in the present and future history of people.
This third meeting seeks to delve into the past in order to offer real and viable possibilities based on the territory’s own idiosyncrasies through the presentation of Themes, Projects and Good Professional Practices of national and international scope linked not only to architects – masters of works at the time – and to the trades linked to construction, but the theme leads us to show a whole catalogue of trades that carry the Mudejar brand -lagajeros , goldsmiths, tters, omens, blusins, shoemakers, pickles, binders, linguists, jurists, doctors, traders, or any transformer of a resource – who introduce us to traditions in a current way.
18, 19 and 20/March/2021
It will bring together specialists on several study visits that will serve to work on the exchange of knowledge and good practices on the management of Mudejar architecture, earth architecture and the impact of constructive techniques and offices of Islamic tradition on the development of the urban and landscape context in which the Mudejar church of the Virgin of Tobed is located.
A video summary of the visits can be viewed through our youtube channel.
PROJECT EN ROUTE
Linked to study visits with specialists, architects Pedro Bel, Javier Gómez and Laura Villacampa have designed an itinerary through the town of Tobed based on their research areas making strategic stops where to study the earth technique through the trial. From several key points of the town they will show us the existing local technique and the current way of doing the technique and applying it in current architectural projects.
A video summary of the itinerary can be viewed through our youtube channel.
9.30 José Castillo Ruiz. Conference: The lands of cultural heritage: places and people.
10.00 Fernando Vegas y Camila Mileto. Conference: Recovery and value of the earth architecture.
10.30 Chiara Occelli. Conference: Tra Mondo e Terra, la riconciliazione necessaria. Il ruolo del progetto di restauro _ Between the World and earth, the necessary reconciliation. The role of the restore project.
11.30 Victoria E. Trasobares. Conference. Tobed World Heritage Site. The Mudejar trade as a historical key to identity and the future.
12.00 Luis Alberto Longares. Conference. From observing the territory to understanding a culture.
12.30 Javier Ibargüen. Conference. Conservation of earth architecture. Keys to local development.
13.00 Javier Gómez Patrocinio y Laura Villacampa. Conference. MUDETRAD project. Vernacular architecture in the Mudejar villages of southern Zaragoza.
13.30 Pedro Bel. Conference.
14.00 Conclusions and farewell
The conference table can be streamed through our youtube channel.
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17/March/2021 – 23/March/2021
The ultimate purpose of the project is to know, analyze and disseminate the impact of Mudejar heritage on the historical, urban, population, economic development and, ultimately, on the local identity of Tobed.
To do this and starting with the craft of the land we have scheduled a series of interviews with some of the inhabitants of the town where we will know how the land was lived and worked in the town and how it is still present in the day-to-day economic today. Interviews will focus on agriculture, construction, crafts and education.
All interviews can be viewed through our youtube channel.
Art Historian. Professor. Specialist in The Guardianship of the Historical Heritage and, in particular, in the urban and territorial dimension of the real estate.
Architect. Professor of architectural composition, specialized in heritage conservation, vernacular heritage and earth architecture.
Architect. Professor of architectural composition, specialist in architecture, heritage and management for sustainable development.
Architect. Doctor of History and criticism of architectural and environmental goods, she is a professor and specialist in restoration, memory, monumental identity.
Architect and academic number of the Royal Academy of Nobles and Fine Arts of San Luis and the Academy of El Partal. Specialized in monumental restoration.
Historian Art Specialist in historical-artistic heritage management and UNESCO world heritage. Scientific Director of the Tobed Mudéjar UNESCO World Heritage Project at Tobed Town Hall.
Geographer – Professor in Geography and Land Management. Specialized in climate, global change and natural systems from the physical geography applied to the management of the territory, the management and conservation of natural areas and biodiversity.
Architect. Researcher and professional specialized in the restoration of architecture and conservation of the architectural heritage of land.
Architect. Researcher and professional specialized in restoration and management of new uses of popular vernacular architecture.
Architect. Researcher and professional specialized in architectural rehabilitation to inhabit using traditional local techniques.
tobed world heritage
IS A PROJECT OF THE TOBED CITY COUNCIL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ITS MUDEJAR HERITAGE DECLARED WORLD HERITAGE BY UNESCO IN 2001
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