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The practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.
Many unprotected heritage sites are still in use, and the manner in which they continue to be kept in use represents the ‘living’ heritage of India. This heritage is manifest in both tangible and intangible forms, and in its diversity defines the composite culture of the country. Conserving the ‘living’ heritage, therefore, offers the potential to conserve both traditional buildings and traditional ways of building.
(INTACH Charter, 2004)
AIM A broad aim of the 3-day course is to create an understanding of the concept of ‘Living Heritage’ and assess values associated with it and explore its application for the conservation of cultural heritage. OBJECTIVE This 3-day course is designed to explore the concept of ‘Living Heritage’ through interactive sessions on intangible heritage and traditional crafts. The course will attempt to shape an understanding in the various activities that crafts-people have been carrying out since a long time – what motivates them, how is the tradition passed on and how is this documented? In addition to this, we will delve into the aspects like types of ‘living’ heritage, conserving living architectural heritage and methods of documenting living heritage. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course the participants will:
- gain an understanding of the concept of ‘living heritage’
- gain an understanding of the relation between ‘living’, intangible and tangible heritage
- get introduced to the methods of document ‘living heritage’
- develop earning the different types of ‘living heritage’ in the Indian context
- be able to determine the approaches to its conservation and management