The seminar will explore efforts to sustain local artistic practices and cultural identities as the world becomes increasingly globalized. The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has partnered with the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan and the Alliance for the California Traditional Arts to assemble an exemplary array of speakers– community leaders, artisans, academics, and tradition bearers– to share their stories and engage key issues of cultural sustainability and its place in modern society. Representatives from the world of sustainable development, language revitalization, and cultural revitalization will discuss topics such as cultural heritage and wellbeing, cultural and economic sustainability, and cultural sustainability and revitalization. Speakers include Maria Rosario Jackson, Angelique Kidjo, and the Queen Mother of Bhutan.
What: Cultural Sustainability in the Age of Globalization symposium
Where: Rasmuson Theater, National Museum of the American Indian
When: Thursday, May 12, 8:30 am to 3 pm