sexta-feira, 28 de janeiro de 2011

Criteria for the assessment of Insignificant Universal Junk (IUJ)

The committee considers a property as constituting Insignificant Universal Junk if the property meets one o more of the following criteria. Nominated properties shall therefore:

Represent a lack of human creative genius;

Exhibit a neglect of social values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, regarding developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design;

Bear a mundane or at least unremarkable testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared;

Be an average example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (an) insignificant stage(s) in human history;

Be an example of an anti-social human settlements, transient, cynical land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment and is an obstruction to irreversible change;

Be directly or tangibly associated with events or non-traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of Insignificant Universal Junk;

Contain appalling synthetic phenomena or areas of overdeveloped saturation and aesthetic insignificance;

Be banal examples representing minor stages of earth’s history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, orinsignificant geomorphic or physiographic features;

Be banal examples of insignificant transient ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystem and communities of plants and animals;

Contain the most insipid and insignificant examples of habitats lacking diversity, including those contain over-protected types from the point of view of science or conservation.

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