Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Cheers for the brand new world heritage site! Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek 2019 We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th to 25th of August, it will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within #Ireland’s rich #heritage, and this year’s theme is Pastimes | Past Times. …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Paint Restoration in Process Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven …

Cultural Diversity Day

Poster. Image from downtown Las Vegas @Okudart mural May 21 is Cultural Diversity Day, officially the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development = Día Mundial de la Diversidad Cultural Para el diálogo y el desarrollo. Hashtag: #CulturalDiversity See culture Also see: Biodiversity Day (May 22) Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/culturaldiversityday Universal Declaration (PDF) Planeta.com Planeta.com celebrates …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Buzzwords Intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity. – 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Also see: Intangible culture, intangible cultural heritage Quotes …

World Heritage

Buzzwords A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended Listening The future of heritage – Has the high value of a World Heritage …

Read Write Culture

Poster Read Write Culture = Permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of others Translating: Read Write Culture Spanish: Cultura de leer / escribir Swedish: Läsa/skriva kulturen Elsewhere on the Web Great NZ Remix & Mashup Competition http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004864.html http://www.lessig.org/blog/2006/01/the_readwrite_internet.html http://pool.abc.net.au/projects/hybrid-call-collaboration Quotes Creation always involves building upon something else. There …