Lecture Playlists

Opening Ceremony

Session 1

Re-defining the Relationship Between Humanity and Nature

Ernesto Ottone Ramirez
Keynote Presentation: Re-defining the Relationship Between Humanity and Nature

Stressing the importance of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding and promotion as a response to natural disasters caused by climate change. Examining the current situation on intangible cultural heritage and safeguarding amidst the chaos of the pandemic, Presenting the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage policy and vision to redefine the relationship between humanity and nature.

Buhm Soon Park
Presentation 1: Intangible Cultural Heritages in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a geological term referring to the era characterized by human impact on geological activity and geological history. Climate change, environment, and disease are going beyond scientific discourse to impact our daily lives. Understanding the message being sent from the planet to humanity, and discussing the future and potential of intangible cultural heritage.

Francis Reg
Presentation 2: Sustainable Agriculture in Nature, Micronesian Agroforestry

Agroforestry is a traditional method of agriculture with a 1000-year long history, practiced mostly in Southeast Asia and Africa. Agroforestry acts as a buffer against flooding and stabilizes the soil, making it an effective response to climate change. Presenting the example of Micronesian sustainable agroforestry, which co-exists in harmony with nature.

Michael Bruendl
Presentation 3: Intangible Cultural Heritage as Protection, Avalanche Risk Management

Avalanche risk management of the Alps, inscribed to UNESCO’s Representative List of ICH in 2018, is a major topic of interest for Alpine communities which plays a role in forming their identity. Examining the method of disaster management in the Alps, which prepares against natural risks based on experience and knowledge accumulated over centuries.

Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Presentation 4: Pacific Islands of the Anthropocene

A look at how research on indigenous understanding of nature and methods of co-existence in the Caribbean and Pacific regions crossed over into the humanities. Examining intangible cultural heritage in the human-nature relationship through the field of ecological humanities.

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