Bridging Ages is an international organization focusing on the use of local history and how we apply this knowledge to the benefit of the local community today. Bridging Ages practices the Time Travel method, an educational method using local heritage to create reflection on contemporary issues.
The goal is learning, social cohesion and community building.
Bridging Ages consists of people from schools, museums, communities, museums, universities, NGOs from about 25 countries on four continents.
Applied Heritage and Critical Heritage Studies: engaging society for sustainability and Heritage Futures. Editor Tiago Muniz. Special issue of the Brazilian Anthropological/ Archaeological Journal Cadernos do LEPAARQ promoting Applied Heritage and Time Travels in south America.Show more
This special issue of the Brazilian Anthropological/ Archaeological Journal Cadernos do LEPAARQ, published in December 2020, aims to engage professionals and society for sustainability and heritage futures. The publications dialogues with activities that reflect on museums, sensitive (difficult) heritage, heritage education, the Time Travel method, tourism and contemporary archaeology. The objective is to present how museums and international activities deal with applied heritage in different contexts and how their proposals for pedagogical / museological actions can be oriented towards the future.
Ebbe Westergren introduces the Time Travel method to a South American audience, an educational method that uses local heritage to reflect on contemporary issues with examples from South Africa, Kenya and Sweden.
Adam Norman applies the Time Travel method to understand continuity and historical change. Time Travel events from Tanzania and Sweden (past and future) are presented.
Lesego Mlambo addresses education and curricula in the context of teaching history and archaeology in South Africa, where also the Time Travel method is practiced.
Gustav Wollentz draws attention, in a Nordic context, to the use of process-oriented and dialogical methodologies in cultural heritage for conflict resolution.
Tiago Muniz makes an interview with Cornelius Holtorf about the role of cultural heritage in future-making. The concept of heritage futures in the Swedish context and approaches at Linnaeus University’s Unesco Chair are covered here.
There are several other articles by researchers from Sweden, Argentina, and Brazil in this special issue of the Journal, written in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Check “Library” or the list and description below:
Cadernos do LEPAARQ - Journal of the Laboratory of Teaching and Research in Anthropology and Archaeology of the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil (LEPAARQ-UFPEL).
Special issue, December 2020.