Six Cultural Heritage students join int’l workshop on intangible cultural heritage

Six UST Graduate Students of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program joined the 2021 International Workshop on “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development.”

A collaboration of Intangible Cultural Heritage Center for Asia and the Pacific (ICHCAP-Korea), Ahmedabad University (India), and the UNESCO Bangkok, the online workshop is an intensive two-week course offering a combination of lectures, seminars, discussion and exercises. It was held from September 27 to October 11, 2021.

Led by Center for the Conservation of Culture Preservation and Environment in the Tropics Director Assoc. Prof. Eric B. Zerrudo, Ph.D., the UST GS CHS student-participants were Rizsa Valerie Rivero, Jhunie Pearl Sanchez, Romulo Suyom Jr, Ramundo Andres Palad, and Welfredo Miranda Artigo Jr., while Patria Teodoro was accepted as observer.

The workshop advanced the visibility of the UNESCO 2003 ICH Convention that “aims to address the need for awareness raising and capacity building among emerging researchers and practitioners.”

In particular, the course broadens the intangible cultural heritage concepts and safeguarding principles under the framework of the 2003 Convention: to strengthen the capacity of young researchers/practitioners for the safeguarding of ICH in Asia Pacific region; to emphasize the relevance of ICH to different academic disciplines and different dimensions of sustainable development; and to foster a network of Ich emerging experts in the field of cultural heritage.

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