The Culture and Nature Assets. Current Crossovers and Agenda For The Future

Arkadiusz Marciniak

The paper intends to provide an overview of major crossovers between cultural and natural
heritage appearing and executing in political, administrative, economic, societal and academic
domains. It discusses complicated processes that have led to overcoming a separation between
these two largely distinct domains, which is strikingly embedded in western philosophy.
The relevance of such crossovers is examined in the context of challenges imposed by the
climate change and major shifts in the understanding of heritage and its role in the society.
It concludes by providing some thoughts on the character of the future crossovers between
cultural and natural heritage more effectively engaging with the contemporarily emergent
issues of social significance.

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