2017 国際助成プログラム International Grant Program      
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楽しい農業 ―演劇ワークショップでアジアの農村をつなぐ
Reclaiming the joys of agriculture through theater: connecting rural landscapes in Asia
阿部 健一
ABE Kenichi
大学共同利用機関法人 人間文化機構 総合地球環境学研究所
Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institute for the Humanities Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


The aim of this project is to share the joys of agri-culture, as we see a need to reclaim the wealth inherent in agri-cultural practices. The main actors will be local high school students. This is because we want them to learn about the nature and stories of the places where they were raised, and to be the authors of a fascinating future. The presence and support of elders who have been involved in agriculture is invaluable in this process. They are the ones who understand the challenges and beauty of the agricultural practices, much of which may have come unexpressed. Stories can be shared to a wider audience through acting. Facilitating and sharing the achievements of workshops where high school students write and act a play is at the core of this project. While the number of communities we can visit are limited, through IT technology, it is possible to connect communities that are far apart. Target regions for this project are in Japan, Philippines, and East Timor that are associated with the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems. This is because the objective of these regions, as designated sites, is to safeguard and foster dynamic and vibrant agri-cultural landscapes.