Rediscovering Local History through Cultural Mapping
11-21, 13:40–13:50 (Asia/Manila), Plenary Hall

Local history is an integral part of the community’s cultural identity and diversity, as it reflects the historical events, experiences, and values that shaped the community over time. However, local history is often overlooked or forgotten in the face of rapid modernization as well as low preservation efforts of historical sites. To rediscover and revitalize local history, this presentation proposes cultural mapping as an effective and engaging method. Cultural mapping is an immersive learning activity that involves documenting and visually representing the cultural elements of a community, such as its heritage sites, traditions, festivals, arts, crafts, and stories. By collecting data and employing mapping techniques, cultural mapping provides valuable insights into the diverse aspects that shape the community’s cultural landscape.

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