SONGLINES

CHARTING RESURGENCE

ONLINE WORKSHOP 05.11.2020 I 10:00-13:00 (CET)

This workshop explores Songlines as a methodology for the long-term mapping of Nature-based Adaptation projects.

Reasearch for the Sustainable Development Goals

WHAT'S INVOLVED?
  • 3 presentations, tracing Songlines from Indigenous, Early-Modern English and Contemporary practice-based perspectives.
  • Q & A, with responses from poet-singers and Nature-based Solutions practitioners.
  • Practice-focused break-out sessions, exploring how Songlines might be used to foster community-based resurgence.
WHY CURATE SONGLINES IN LOCAL LANGUAGES?

Curating Songlines in local languages fosters:

  • Biodiversity by valuing language diversity; they are linked.
  • The active participation intrinsic to community-based adaptation.
  • Assessment of the long-term impact of Nature-based Solutions by analysing how their poetics and narratives chart resurgence.
HOW TO JOIN

Please, fill out the form on our ‘CONTACT’ page.

OUR FUNDING

Our workshop has received ‘seed funding’ for SDG research from the SWISS ACADEMY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES.

IRHA: OUR NGO PARTNER

This workshop is run in partnership with the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance. IRHA’s two decades of experience in community-based adaptation guides their conviction that behavioural change and competency development are key to transformative change. Current EbA projects in Senegal and Nepal, run by IRHA, empower local communities as actors, whose management of local rainwater flows can improve their livelihoods and health; thus, potentially mitigating climate change associated hazards and biodiversity loss.

ABOUT 'SONG on WATER'

This is a song, not a songline. It was composed  by Mrs Devimaya Subedi (social worker) and Ms Tara Poudel (primary school teacher) at the start of IRHA & Kanchan Nepal’sRain Communities Project‘. This is an Ecosystem-based Adaptation project (a Nature-based Solution) that advances SDGs 6, 13 & 15. A song like this might be included in a songline, charting adaptation over time.