Workshop: Biodiversity in connection with Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Environmental devastation harms regional livelihoods and cultural diversity. The scope of linguistic diversity brought to bear on habitat loss, biodiversity and climate change necessarily narrows as networked cultures coalesce. New perspectives on biocultural heritage in relation to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are asked for, in order to protect local linguistic and ecological knowledge, cultural heritage and alternative practices in their interrelation with biodiversity. Following the framework of the universal declaration of cultural diversity promoted by UNESCO, different knowledge contributions, scientific literature, educational approaches and materials linking biological and cultural diversity have been developed, but there’s still a lack of approaches from cultural or linguistic studies.
Following the philosophy of the book sprint methodology, the exploration space at the ACDH is organising a two-days collaborative session on biocultural diversity.