Indigenous Practices and Patterns Catalog
The depletion of natural resources has far reaching consequences if sustainable environmental management are not revived or exercised by rural and urban settlements. Situated in the South of Asia, Pakistan’s major issues consist of deforestation, waste management systems, clean water availability and degradation of local culture and heritage due to unhealthy approach to development. Sustainable environmental management needs to be contextualized in light of the local indigenous knowledge systems, as the western scientific model, which is predominant in such literature, is not always fit for this region. The local realities and situations are quite regional when it comes to indigenous management of natural resources that give rise to cultural practices, living patterns and the tangible and intangible heritage of a region. Indigenous practices and Patterns Catalog aims to document and archive these practices and patterns that have developed over decades and are undergoing fast-transformations due to development pressures. Not only will this catalog will serve as a repository of information and insight into the everyday life of regions and their relationship with land, but also highlight food and craft practices. This information can be used as a knowledge base for other organizations who plan to design and implement projects in that particular region.
Editor: Zahra Hussain
All rights reserved- Laajverd. Any material to be used will be made with reference to this catalog.