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. …

Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in developing conscious and responsible travel and ecotourism, Choosing what …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

Photo: TJ DeGroat, Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares Mexico City – The Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Cultures or MNCP), Avenida Hidalgo #289, corner with Allende, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, “fosters interest, respect and appreciation of its own cultural achievements among Mexican society, and promotes respect for the cultural pluralism …