2021 Expert Meeting for Building Network on Maritime ICH

Maritime Living Heritage:
Coastal Communities in the Asia-Pacific Region and Their Traditional Food System


The webinar is divided into two sessions, in which scholars, relevant NGOs, and practitioners of maritime ICH are invited to present cases and studies on maritime ICH in the region, as well as relevant safeguarding activities.

Session 2. Coastal Communities and Their Traditional Food System: Socio-Cultural Approach

The second session aims to explore representations of mutual cooperation, kinship, and social cohesion in traditional food ways to better understand histories of cultural identity, especially indigenous subjectivity, gendered and class-based relationships, and solidarity at the level of community or village. For traditional food system to thrive and survive, people communicate certain ideals in an attempt to maintain social harmony with their environment. In this session, we emphasize the need to hear what these are, and how people commit themselves to the transmission of these ideals through food production and consumption. Congruently, this session is interested in further-exploring social practices, rituals, festivities, and expressions performed around value systems that inform cultural food ways.


Session 2 Coastal Communities and Their Traditional Food System: Socio-Cultural Approach
Moderator – Dr. Eric Babar Zerrudo, Professor at University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET), Philippines (TBD)
13:00-13:05 16:00-16:05 Session Opening
13:05-13:20 16:05-16:20 The Ecological and Cultural Aspects of Local Foodways in Ulleung Island
Sumi Nam (Research Institute for Cultural Heritage at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
13:20-13:35 16:20-16:35 Ethnic Food Tradition of Kerala Fisherfolk
V. Jayarajan (Folkland, International Centre for folklore and Culture, INDIA)
13:35-13:50 16:35-16:50 Rethinking Food Security and Sustainability in iTaukei Coastal Communities
– Kolaia Raisele (Researcher, The University of the South Pacific, FIJI)
13:50-14:05 16:50-17:05 Maritime Foods of the Coastal Communities in Central Vietnam: Heritage, Values and Changes in Contemporary Context
– Tran Duc Anh Son (Former Vice-Director of Danang Institute for Socio Economic Development, VIETNAM)
14:05-14:20 17:05-17:20 Coastal Communities’ Traditional Food System and Eco-culture in Indonesia
 Charles Beraf (Detukeli Research Centre, INDONESIA)
14:20-14:45 17:20-17:45 Q&A  
14:45-14:50 17:45-17:50 Closing