Corsica, island heritage and regional identity: to the territorial intelligence. Marie-Michèle VENTURINI, Julien ANGELINI
- Marie Michèle VENTURINI. University of Corsica– Pasquale Paoli
- Julien ANGELINI. University of Corsica – Pasquale Paoli
Our objective is to locate societal information topics in Corsica in order to show that it constitutes a ground favourable to the application of territorial intelligence processes. Corsica is an island, a Mediterranean and European area, so it is rich of a historical and cultural heritage consequent on a territory constitutive of a remarkable natural patrimony. Far from considering that its identity is summarized with the presentation of its resources, thanks to its University Corsica opens the way to modernity in an original valorisation of its patrimony which includes human and social elements. We consider that the regional identity lies in the capacity of the actors of the local to identify, gather and develop the elements of the heritage in a widened meaning and to position them in a logic of a mutualisation without borders. This is why the TIC, the major part of the process of territorial intelligence constitutes an essential tool to this step. We wish to show, through the actions undertaken in our area, that the regional identity is a perpetual construction, of permanent nature, belonging to the actors of the local, who, thanks particularly to Internet, have now entered a new era of collaborative experiments. The European richness is obviously constituted of the valorisation of the local richness, thus creating the harmonious mosaic of its identity.
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VENTURINI M.-M., ANGELINI J., 2007. Corsica, island heritage and regional identity: to the territorial intelligence. In International Conference of Territorial Intelligence, Alba Iulia 2006. Papers on region, identity and sustainable development, Aeternitas, Alba Iulia, 2007, p. 95-102. <URL: http://www.territorial-intelligence.eu/index.php/alba06/Venturini>