2021 Expert Meeting for Building Network on Maritime ICH
Thematic Focus: Traditional Food System in Coastal Communities
ICHCAP is calling for presentation submissions for the 2021 Expert Meeting for Building Network on Maritime ICH. To be held tentatively on 29 October 2021, the theme of the expert meeting is Coastal Communities in the Asia-Pacific Region and Their Traditional Food System.” It is co-organized by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the Pacific Community (SPC).
Conceptually, traditional food is associated with cultural traditions, heritage, and environmental sustainability. It is an important part of a knowledge system that determines how individuals within a community or society maintain cultural ways of life for survival and social cohesion. Especially regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the vulnerability of people in preparing traditional foods and in transmitting knowledge around traditional foods to the younger generation, it is necessary to pay attention to local, indigenous, or traditional systems of food preparation, consumption, and trade to better understand the extent of which existing cultural infrastructures need further work or support for improvement. The detailed topics for each session are as follows:
[Session 1] Coastal Communities and Their Traditional Food System: Eco-cultural Approach.
[Session 2] Coastal Communities and Their Traditional Food system: Socio-cultural Approach
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or see the full call on ICHCAP’s website.
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