DIGITAL EXHIBITION

Infographics, photographs and series of short films installed in local museum

PROJECT NAME: DOCUMENTING MAROON ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE DURING CONSERVATION CHANGE

FUNDED BY: UCL CENTRE FOR CRITICAL HERITAGE STUDIES (UCL CCHS)

STATUS: COMPLETED (2019)

infographic of medicinal seeds and their traditional uses; displayed in digital exhibition and used in culture camp lessons, with plans to print the design on tshirts, postcards, and totes

This project sought to document Maroon ecological and cultural knowledge, both as a tool to enhance conservation with traditional knowledge and to help support cultural transmission during a time when Maroon villages are becoming increasingly modernised and waged labour often removes much of the working age male population from engaging with traditional practices and customary forest use. Accompong runs an annual culture camp each summer to teach children traditional activities

This has revived interest in traditional Maroon activities, however there are many practices that remain on the verge of collapse. This project, conceived by two of the team members provided new learning mechanisms, furnished the local museum with iPads for the virtual display, and provided additional revenue for the community who were able to charge higher admission to the digital exhibition

SEE OUR SHORT FILMS ON MAKING THE ABENG, DRUMMAKING, AND MEDICINAL SEEDS BELOW

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