cultural heritage; estates patronage; deindustrialization; revitalization; Upper Silesia
Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne, T. 14 (2014), s. 210-222
The consequence of transformations induced systemic transformation and
restructuring of the economy is the degradation of the Upper Silesian estates patronage.
The inversion of the negative changes involves conducting the integrated process
of the revitalization. Such a program cannot be directed only to the
architectural-spatial sphere. Since not the historic character of the degraded quarters
predestinates them to the revitalization but the particular accumulation of the social
and economical problems. While the initialization and the realization of the revitalization
generally lie with the local authorities, it cannot be fully successful without
the support and the participation of the inhabitants.