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.