HERITAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
What is the relation between heritage and climate change? The relation is strong and a lot. Take an example of the protected national parks in Indonesia that go through deforestation now. Or the machine textiles production that cost a lot of water and energy. We can go on and go on with examples. This time, Sandra Niessen, an expert on the traditional textiles of Batak (North Sumatra), will talk about three themes that pertain to textile heritage and climate: Craft and Culture: systems of meaning vs emphasis on the visual, Craft and Economics: a double-edged sword, Locality, and Craft: implications of trade.