Presentation

Buxa, The Galician Association for the Industrial Heritage, is a non-profit institution established under the protection of Spanish Law 1/2002, March 22nd, ruling Association Law. Its aim is to foster the understanding of the industry in its technology, archaeology, history, economy, sociology, environment and historiography fields. To achieve such purpose, the Association has, amongst others, the following objectives:

  • The investigation of the industrial heritage (archaeological, ancient, modern and contemporary), the industrial history, the industrial economy, the industrial sociology and the industrial historiography.
  • The dissemination by any means of the understanding of the mentioned industrial heritage, of the industrial history, of the industrial economy, of the industrial sociology and of the industrial historiography.
  • The recovering, the refurbishing, the construction and reconstruction, as well as the preservation and the promotion of the mentioned industrial heritage.
  • The inventory of the industrial heritage and the management of its knowledge, even in its technical, archaeological, historical, economical, sociological, environmental and historiographical sides, either by computing or telematic means, or either by any other mean in the traditional way.
  • The organization or performance of studies, conferences, seminars, congresses and any other event seeking to achieve the mentioned goals.
  • The sponsorship, the preparation, the design, the edition and the distribution of publications in any kind of support to achieve the mentioned goals.
  • Any other activity intended for the dissemination and achievement of the mentioned goals.

Buxa endeavours to recover, to refurbish, and to reconstruct our land’s industrial heritage, as well as to reach a greater understanding and appreciation, preservation and promotion of the mentioned industrial heritage as a piece of our history; once and for all, to attach importance to our industrial heritage.

Multitudes of human activities which had and continue to have profound historical consequences leave its remains in which is called industrial heritage: tools, machinery, buildings, quarries, mines, roads, vehicles, bridges, waterways, boats… This particular heritage has the universal acknowledgement of its social value as part of the record of the lives of ordinary men and women, and as such it provides an important sense of identity.

The knowledge and understanding of this cultural wealth, and its recovering and conservation for future generations guarantees a better understanding of our history over the years and of the huge impact of the industrialization on our culture. And is not of least importance the meaning of those cultural remains in order to revitalize the links of many people with their territorial references.

The industrial heritage inventory and the management of its knowledge in its technical, archaeological, historical, economical, sociological, environmental and historiographical sides will bring to our country a new cultural and touristic wealth.

Buxa, The Galician Association for the Industrial Heritage was granted of public interest by Order of December 20th 2013 (Diario Oficial de Galicia no. 1, January 2nd 2014).

Aquí pode consultar os   Estatutos – Statute   that you may review here

Relación de socios / Directory of members

Socios fundadores (21-VII-2008) / Founder members (2008 July 21st):

Diéguez Pazos, Alejandro

Lara Coira, Manuel

Lorenzo Mur, Luis

Montero Martínez, José

Socios de número / Full members:

Andión López, Jorge

López Rico, Juan

Martínez de la Riva Rico, Pedro Antonio

Socios colaboradores individuais / Individual contributing members:

Álvarez Fernanz, Javier

Ares Gómez, José Enrique

Candia Durán, Marco

Carballo Couñago, Antonio

Casal Ramos, Diego

Fernández Olea, Enrique

García Fraguela, Juan José

Liñares Túñez, Manuel Anxo

López Bedoya, Juan

López Bedoya, María

Martínez Pintos, Alberto

Merlán Bollain, Javier

Miranda Santos, Bruno de

Pita da Veiga Vázquez, Juan

Rumbo Noya, José

Soto González, José Ramón Ovidio

Verea Castelo, María Ángeles

Socios colaboradores colectivos e institucionais / Institutional and collective contributing members:

Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales de Galicia

Beirasar de Xestión, S.L.

Escola Politécnica Superior da Universidade da Coruña

Regasificadora del Noroeste, S.A. (REGANOSA)

Tasga Renovables, S.L. (TASGA)

Otros colaboradores / Other contributors

Agalcari, Asociación Galega de Carpintería de Ribeira

Alarde Sociedad de Energía, S.A.

Albaola, Factoría Marítima Vasca

Amergin, Instituto Universitario de Estudos Irlandeses da Universidade da Coruña

Anú Pictures (Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland)

Asesoría Feyca

Asociación Cultural Xábrega (Ares)

Asociación de Ingenieros Navales y Oceánicos de España

Camino Society Ireland CLG (Dublin, Éire)

Cerezodesign / José María Cerezo

Consello Galego de Enxeñeiros Técnicos Industriais (CGETI)

Culturmar, Federación Galega pola Cultura Marítima e Fluvial

Dirección Xeral de Desenvolvemento Pesqueiro da Consellería do Mar da Xunta de Galicia

Ecénarro Tomé, Ignacio

Editorial Sirio

Eixo Atlántico do Noroeste Peninsular

Energía de Galicia, S.A. (ENGASA)

Ensenada de Ézaro Ediciones

Escola de Enxeñaría Industrial de Vigo

Fundación Exponav

Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa (GAS NATURAL FENOSA)

G.O.C., S.A.

Iberdrola España, S.A.

Iberdrola Renovables Galicia, S.A. (IBERDROLA)

Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Galicia (ICOIIG)

Instituto Universitario de Estudos Marítimos da Universidade da Coruña

Fernández Negral, Justino

Martínez López, José Antonio

Meitheal Mara CTR (Cork, Ireland)

Mesa Amado, María del Carmen

Museo do Mar de Galicia

Nortideas

Salgado + Liñares, S.L.

Santalla López, Manuela

Secretaría Xeral de Modernización e Innovación Tecnolóxica da Presidencia da Xunta de Galicia

Sociedad Anónima de Obras y Servicios Copasa (COPASA)

Sociedade Galega do Medio Ambiente (SOGAMA)

Tesec Audiovisuales

Valdivieso Mateo, Mario

Via Veteris, Associação Jacobeia de Esposende

Villar Vaamonde, José Vicente

Vispalia Blanco, José María