This paper focuses on the value of squatter settlements (SS) as cultural heritage, which has not been fully addressed. This paper aims at arguing the possibility of utilizing the value of cultural heritage embedded in SS as an art incubator under community participation through a case analysis based on the experience of the Treasure Hill Art Village (THAV) of Treasure Hill Settlement (THS) in Taipei City, Taiwan. This paper clarifies the significance of SS as “a group of buildings” realized by the process of preservation, legalization, and revitalization by way of community participation. THS can be evaluated as a unique case from the perspective of the preservation and legalization processes because it might be considered a mixed type of “legalization of the ownership of buildings and land” and “legalization of residence rights of residents” of SS. Focus on the revitalization of THAV has many spatial characteristics because of the restoration transcending the mere maintenance of its intrinsic value. Further, community participation has evolved to be stronger during the process of preservation and revitalization of THS as THAV. The possibility of how SS may become an irreplaceable space to the city by dynamically revitalizing its value has been clarified by THAV.
|Journal||Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Cultural Studies
- Building and Construction
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)