Minimisation? It works (IMHO)!
TRACCE no. 13 – by IMHO – The International Minimisation Heritage Organisation
A new technique has been found: it is called the “MINIMISATION”. Really very simple: it is sufficient to “MINIMISE” the impact of the dam over the natural and the cultural environment by MINIMISING the natural and the cultural heritage itself. The Columbus’ egg!.
13 – April 2001 special issue devoted to the Guadiana Rock Art
Minimisation? It works (IMHO)!
Various doubts arose in naturalists, archaeologists and rock art scholars while taking a look over the Alqueva case, the big dam built on the Guadiana river (Spain-Portugal borderline) with the funding of the European Union. In fact it seems that the main goals of the company encharged of building the dam (the same company is encharged of managing the archaeological surveys) are clearly contradictory. Effectively one of the main goals is, as stated in an official document, “preserving and promoting the cultural and natural heritage”. It doesn’t matches at all with another main goal, which is obviously to flood the entire area.
But we have no reason to be worried: the solution has been already undertaken by IMHO, our organisation. A new technique has been found: it is called the “MINIMISATION”. Really very simple: it is sufficient to “MINIMISE” the impact of the dam over the natural and the cultural environment by MINIMISING the natural and the cultural heritage itself. The Columbus’ egg! Every contradiction will be solved forever! But we feel you are not convinced at all… we feel that your mind is saying: “but… is it possible to do so?” And we reply, we say, we confirm: “Surely yes!”. Here two practical examples, which will demonstrate the real truth without leaving any doubt. Please notice also how the VALORISATION technique will greatly improve the final results, not only when the Cultural Heritage is declared to be of “national interest but not of world heritage value”.
We are proud to present “Project 1, the Pyramids“, and “Project 2, the Colyseum“.
Regarding the first one it must be stressed the great value of the minimisation obtained: after the intervention Pyramids are really tiny!
And more excitingly, there is now a sufficient space to build an electricity iron-frameworks, which will supply the requested power to the big Pyramid Hotel Delta (PHD) on the left.
Regarding “Project 2, the Coliseum”, the minimisation range is even higher! Please look! What a spectacular minimised Colyseum we have obtained! We have already decided to rename it.
On the next December it will be named the “Miniseum®”*. The Coliseum Heritage European Centre (CHEC) on the left will host the most important meetings over Cultural Heritage management, while the TV and Radio iron-frameworks and antennas will ensure the maximum media coverage.
So, even if you think that the Cultural Heritage must be preserved and that the natural environment is menaced by dams and other similar devil’s stuff, you will be now agree with us, and say loudly: “Oh, my God, minimisation works! Really works!**“.
IMHO – The International Minimisation Heritage Organisation
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** For best results you MUST repeat it two times a day at least for 5 minutes each time, forever