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Depictions on Wood: Acceptation and Internalization of Wood, which is an intercultural interaction tool, as “A Valuable Object” (WoodLover Approach)
2016 - IRG/WP 16-40720
The charm, beauty, aesthetic value, easily processable structure of wood, which is a natural and organic material obtained from trees, possibility to be designed and constructed in desired form and style make it a material widely used for many purposes in our daily life as an indispensable part of our lives from past to present and make it a valuable object as it is an intercultural interaction tool between past and future. Through the human history, people in every culture ever have always considered the wood, which takes an important place in human life in the context of meeting most of needs in daily life, as an important material for themselves. Being a valuable asset from time immemorial to posteternity time in human life, wood is an exclusive material derived from trees by the grace of God and as an important means of cultural interaction, it became the companion and only friend of humanity during development of civilization by the realization of interaction following the commencement of communication between people. Being a reflection of nature, the wood, which is a derivative of tree, has specific characteristics thanks to its anatomical structure and chemical composition as well as physical properties and mechanical properties that make it a preferable and used valuable material and gives meaning to our lives. Thus, wood has been a passion for many people. This article aims to present the woodlover approach, which is not discussed in detail so far, a subjective matter almost never voiced and wood love phenomenon of which most of us are not even aware. The main focus of this article is the theme of “I am very proud of being a woodlover”.
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Depictions on Wood: Acceptation and Internalization of Wood, which is an intercultural interaction tool, as “A Valuable Object” (Wood is a Symbol of Civilization)
2017 - IRG/WP 17-40776
Wood is one of the most important tools and materials which is particularly used and preferred for the applications in the integration process which causes the communicating people act or behave similar by affecting each other. Such as, wood; is an important tool for supporting the development and proliferation of the civilization in the context of science and technology, education and culture and art and literature. Therefore it is one of the symbols of the civilization. Throughout the history of mankind, every civilization in the world has used wood to produce goods and services to have a more comfortable life. The usage of other technological materials, which occurred depending on the developing technology, instead of wood and being lost from view because of the fallacious constructional applications, grieves and disturbs wood lovers who keep and protect it with an essential passion for its natural properties and contributions for the development of civilization. In this concept, informing and publicity activities for increasing the awareness of the public and increasing the daily usage of wood must be done properly and effectively. According to this, in this article which is prepared with the purpose of expressing the reality of being a very important material in “Wood is a Symbol of Civilization” ground, there have been several descriptions with many different original compositions about wood which is accepted as a “Valuable Object” which provides the intercultural interaction, and has an important role in developing the civilization.
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