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:
Culture: systems of meaning vs emphasis on the visual,
Economics: a double-edged sword,
and Craft: implications of trade.