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Cultural heritage and citizen defense: the Central railway Station of Santiago de Chile.

Abstract in spanish

From an expanded notion of cultural heritage based on social and citizen dimensions that contribute new scopes to the complexity of this area, the patrimonial defense experience recorded in the 1990s is analyzed, in which it was intended to denaturalize the railway stations of the Central Station by changing its use and functions by commercial activities. This implied a citizen reaction to stop the projects that involved the loss of the last railway terminal in the city. In the text, characteristics and conditions are systematized that can explain the successful results of this citizen mobilization in defense of a milestone in the railway culture of the city and the country.


Keywords: cultural heritage,Central Station of Santiago,citizen action.
Author: Sergio González Rodriguez. Antropólogo y Psicólogo Social. Doctor en Psicología. Profesor titular de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Received: August 18th, 2022, Accepted: October 28th, 2022
Revista de Antropología Visual - número 30 - Santiago, 2022 -1/20 pp.- ISSN 2452-5189