At the end of the Challenge Program – this rural exchange program in which these young people have been introduced to heritage management – the four students participating must give a final presentation about their fieldwork. Two days of presentations were held at Territorio Mudéjar (November 16 and December 13) in which the students guided those in attendance around the towers in Ricla, Longares, Romanos, Terrer and Tauste.

During the tours, these four students working on their Bachelor’s Degrees in Art History and Master’s in Cultural Heritage Management explained how they were able to put into practice what they had learned about Mudejar heritage and project management by applying it in the region where the best examples of this style are found. The outcome: an innovative project for assessing our towns and managing their heritage using applied technology such as Google Earth to enhance management, knowledge and dissemination.

Thank you, María Foradada, Derry Holgado, Miguel Cañas and Alfredo Notivol, for your work. You form an excellent team!

We would also like to thank the Provincial Government of Zaragoza (DPZ) for funding this Challenge Program and making it possible, and Universa and the Cátedra DPZ de Despoblación y Creatividad (Zaragoza Provincial Government Chair for Depopulation and Creativity) for organizing it. Thanks also to the city councils of Ricla, Romanos, Longares, Terrer and Tauste.

And, of course, to everyone who joined us on this Mudejar tour from the Chair for Depopulation, the DPZ, Universa, professors in the University of Zaragoza Art History Department, local development agents in Daroca, Calatayud and La Almunia, and the general public.

More information: http://www.dpz.es/noticias/el-programa-desafio-de-la-diputacion-y-la-universidad-de-zaragoza-premio-responsabilidad-social-de-aragon-2019

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