MAP Webinar: Revitalising Tradition to Inform Curriculum

  EVENT DATE: 19/10/2023

On Thursday, 19 October, 2023, Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) will be hosting a free webinar on Zoom with the theme “Revitalising Tradition to Inform Curriculum.” The webinar will feature speakers who will present their research projects and reflections from three different initiatives in Indonesia, Ukraine, and Nepal. In the first session, we will present one of the MAP Phase 2 projects, Beyond Tradition (Indonesia), which explores the importance of reviving tradition with young people and its direction in shaping education. Nicholas Indra Nurpatria from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, together with Bang Lantur from Padepokan Ciliwung Condet (PCC) and young participants and researchers, will share insights from the Beyond Tradition project in revitalising Lenong, a traditional theatre of the Betawi people, and the participatory process of integrating it into a learning model known as ‘muatan lokal’ curriculum. In the next session, we’re honoured to have Professor Olga Ovcharuk from the National Academy of Culture and Arts Management in Ukraine and a visiting researcher at the University of Lincoln, who will present her research on National Ukrainian Cultural Traditions as a Tool for Restoring the Mental Health of Modern Ukrainian Society. She will discuss the therapeutic potential of national Ukrainian cultural traditions and how to use them in the learning process of arts educational institutions. Finally, MAP Youth Advisory Advocacy Research (YAAR) from Nepal, Juhi Adhikari, and other YAAR members, will share their takeaways from the UNESCO-MAP Roundtable on Culture and Arts in Kathmandu last month. They will reflect on how they created a policy brief on arts education and engaged in dialogue with educators and policymakers.