Friday, December 14, 2001

A San Francisco-based organization called the Cultural Conservancy is working to preserve Native American songs. In so doing, they're documenting songs about the spiritual connection the Native Americans they're working with feel with the land on which they live. This connection can then be used as a tool to better preserve Native American lands. An interesting methodology... and an interesting idea: that the places we frequent can be captured and coded in cultural artifacts such as artwork and songs. The art becomes part of our culture, and our culture can transmit the value of a place.

No comments: