The Shoreline and the Sea

François Matarasso discusses the differences between folk culture and heritage and how we might safeguard our intangible heritage.

Episode 011     September 2, 2022
Contributors    François Matarasso    

In this episode François Matarasso reads a revised text of a speech given at the International Congress on Intangible Heritage Policy, at Willibrordhaege, Deurne, The Netherlands, on 16 February 2012. In this he discusses the differences between folk culture and heritage, and the relationships that both of these have to the concepts and practices of art.

He moves on to look at intangible heritage: what UNESCO has described as “oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, and cultural knowledge”. He looks at how this vast field might be safeguarded and developed, ans what we would need to do that.

François Matarasso published this version of the paper on 2 September 2022 at and © 2022 François Matarasso, under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International licence.


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