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Fernando Carrión Mena

Quito

2003

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Historie Centers: Public Imaginaries From Quito, Fernando Carrión Mena Jan 2003

Historie Centers: Public Imaginaries From Quito, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

In the histories centers, the most varied media and forms of communication converge (telephony, radio, television, postal service, cinema, theater, schools); they embrace the greatest concentration of socializing places (public and civic spaces); they possess the greatest accumulation of concentrated information (1ibraries, archives, buildings); they have the greatest number of symbolic manifestations (churches, monuments, squares); they contain the most diverse means of transportation (ports, railways, vehicles); and they attract multiple users.

In this context, communication plays a central role. Its defects can produce alterations in the functionality and quality of life of the population that lives in the city. But ...