In the mad rush of modernization and the blind aping of Western manners, the East Indians (Roman Catholic ethnic group from the west coast of India) are slowly but steadily losing count of some of their most cherished customs and conventions, and are at the risk of being lost forever. ‘Enduring Cultures’ is an approach to cultural heritage preservation and protection of indigenous knowledge with an emphasis on local community participation and collaboration via social media. This paper presents a design recommendation of a work-in-progress system that aims at engaging the community together while creating a platform for generating and broadcasting content that is central to the community’s cultural identity.
|Shweta Verma, Schubert Foo, and Natalie Pang|
|2012 • community media • cultural heritage • culture | preservation • India • indigenous / traditional knowledge • participatory • social media • toolkit|
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