WIM-CHAT07
Intangible cultural heritage, design ecologies and creative industry
Convenors:
Poone Yazdanpanah (Lancaster University )
Jijiao Zhang (Insititute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Stuart Walker (Lancaster University)
Stream:
Worlds in motion: Cultural Heritage, Artefacts and Tourism/Mondes en mouvement: Héritage culturel, artefacts et tourisme
Location:
MNT 103
Start time:
2 May, 2017 at 13:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

Many parts of our cultures in the world, are intangible, including song, music, dance, drama, skills, cuisine, crafts and festivals. This panel will discuss the intangible cultural heritages and their relations with design ecologies and creative industry.

Long abstract:

Intangible Cultural Heritage is an UNESCO recognised concept. However, many parts of culture are intangible, including song, music, dance, drama, skills, cuisine, crafts and festivals. The presenters in this panel are basically several members of a 3-year UK-China project who investigated in UK, China and US, which covered "the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills - as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith - that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage" (UNESCO, 2016a). We will discuss the intangible cultural heritages and their relations with design ecologies and creative industry, and consider intangible cultural heritage to be compatible with the requirements of mutual respect among communities, groups and individuals, and of sustainable development. This panel warmly welcomes the scholars from any culture to share their findings.