Communities and their associated lands are created and shaped in novel and significant ways by those who inhabit them. Embedded in local knowledge are the tangible and intangible features that govern a culture’s understanding of the world including relationships to landforms, water, plant and animal species, language, music and customs. Through an accurate representation of traditional and indigenous knowledge, we may gain incredible lessons in planning, adaptation, and survival that translate across cultures. Abstracts should include topics such as:
- Sacred places;
- Folklore and music;
- Traditional gardens;
- Landscape memory
- And the role of cultural knowledge in adaptation.