As a part of the Hackathon organized during LOTE4, we would like to make a proposal to Pietro Laureano and create teams around the Traditional Knowledge World Bank. This knowledge bank, which will be released in October, contains an impressive amount of information and we would love to cooperate to know how to make a good use of it.
Special thks to Ilaria d’Auria for the context
Matera was the first site in the South of Italy to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage (1993). The city hosts an incredible number of water management techniques which you find all over the world - from China to Chile. The Sassi represent traditional knowledge in the field of water management to such an extent that Matera is considered the matrix of such techniques which are usually found scattered around the world.
Pietro Laureano, the architect who fought to have Matera recognized by the UNESCO as the first “cultural landscape site” in the world, is now a world expert in the field of desertification and traditional techniques to fight against water waste and drought. He has gathered an exceptional knowledge based upon years of explorations and adventures around the world. He also happens to be the man in charge of the Traditional Knowledge World Bank (TKWB), to be released in October for common use.
For each technique, you have a card with drawings, pictures, description, localization through a georeferenced world map. Hundreds of traditional techniques collected all over the world are there, waiting to be used freely and disseminated
Please spread the word, ping people, we would like to propose something concrete to Pietro Laureano and make teams asap.
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Archeologists, water system specialists, geographers, programmers, data lovers and anybody feeling concerned is welcome…