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Cultural Sustainability AFS presentation

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Rory Turner

on 8 January 2012

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CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY IS……….
Necessary/Vital
Undetermined
Fire
Community
Tradition
Spirit
Global Stewardship
Emerging Academic Field
Listening
Meaning and Beauty
Connection/collaboration
Occupation
Shared Humanity
Purpose/Passion
Storytelling
Embracing Diversity
Some guiding questions
Cultural sustainability is an emerging movement that asserts a vital alignment of human action with a healthy lifeworld.
Seeking community and cultural health , cultural self determination and freedom, and responsibility for human and natural creation in its essential diversity, practitioners of cultural sustainability foster mutual respect, understanding, and connection within and between groups of people.
Cultural sustainability action is a process of responsible research and practice based in ethical relationship guided by the principles of integrity, authentic communication, and care.
Cultural sustainability leads toward the preservation and protection of valued culture commonalities, and the development of thriving communities and cultural networks.
Cultural sustainability flows from a spirit of ecological stewardship and fellowship across lines of cultural difference.
Some Principles:
Community empowerment and leadership
Critical awareness of social, ecological and economic contexts
Rejection of logics of consumerism and neo-liberalism
Making the most of available means, flexibility
Anticipate and be open to emergence and change
Discovery, use and reformulation of ecological approaches – metaphors – understandings
Fieldwork as relationship building and cultural production that fosters trust and deep understanding
Alliances, partnerships, and networks
Sustainability
Economic
Environmental
Socio-cultural
Cultural Economy
Green Economy
Culture of Sustainability
Considerations of Action and Practice
Program
Expressive Culture
Past
Present
Future
Communities
Well being
health
love
Heart
Ritual
Cultural change
sustain, preserve, thrive
Tradition
Communitas
Networks
It is about waking up!
Museums
Artists
Cultural memory
Arts Presenters
Venues
Cultural business
Sustainable agriculture
Local Participatory Economy
Festival and celebration
Nurturing and catalyzing
Cultural Strengths
Emergent
Residual
Dominant
Subaltern
Resistant
Core
Cultural Sustainability
Cultural Documentation
Cultural Policy
Cultural Partnership

Electives
Interpretive Planning
Community, Events, and Expressive Culture
Photographing Cultural Life
Oral History
Exhibits: The Politics, Poetics, and Practice of (Re)presentation
Community and Economic Development
Advocacy, activism, and social justice
Advanced Cultural Documentation and archival management
Culture and Education

Management
Leadership/SelfDevelopment
Management
Advanced Organizational Management
Communications
Public Administration
Nonprofit Administration
Social Entrepreneurship
Finance
Social Networks and New Media
Fund raising and grant writing
Culture
Liminality
the sacred
Spirit in Social Process
Program Goals
Plan, undertake, and organize cultural documentation field projects using data collection, writing, photography, video, and sound recording.
Train community members in cultural documentation.
Devise and implement cultural programs including exhibitions, performances, workshops, media productions, websites, festivals and other initiatives identified through community consultation.
Identify and develop appropriate forums and partnerships to foster community self determination and leadership.
Manage budgets and program costs.
Work effectively as a creator or valued leader of a cultural organization.
Identify and secure public and philanthropic funding for projects and organizational sustainability.
Manage the communication needs of cultural sustainability initiatives, including working with the media and community participants.
Graduates will also gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of contemporary issues pertaining to cultural sustainability in the relevant related fields.
Identify and cultivate a relevant community of practice.
Organize and build community.
Work with communities to plan and implement revenue generating activities and products.
Exploring Aspects of
Cultural Sustainability:
A Collaborative Inquiry
Rory Turner
Goucher College
Folklore
Individual
1. What does a culture of sustainability look like?
2. How can one best help to sustain culture(s)
3. How can culture help to sustain people?
1. What tools will help practitioners to be effective?
2. What kinds of considerations are primary?
3. How can these actions be assessed and improved?
Marginal/Liminal
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