´´Participatory research and artistic divulgation of Intangible Cultural Heritage associated to Chefchaouen Mediterranean Diet´´ project aims to research and recover Chaouen´s traditions related to food and way of life, and to encourage and bring awareness about the importance of intergenerational exchange and transmission of knowledge related to culinary and linguistic traditions.
The project started out with training activities for 17 young people that study or work in the field of sociology, geography and philosophy, about territory and Mediterranean diet, investigation and data collection, and communication skills. From this training, a group of 7 researchers was selected to conduct interviews in Chaouen, with elderly people about the Mediterranean diet and traditions in this area. 150 people were interviewed and the audiovisual and written information gathered from these interviews was assigned to the heritage documentation centre of the City of Chefchaouen and will be available for anyone interested.
In addition to the research, 3 workshops for children has taken place, in theatre and storytelling, in painting, and in traditional ceramics which was given by an elderly woman from Chefchaouen, which was an intergenerational transmission experience.
The final product of this project is a book that will be published in Arabic and in Spanish (being the 2nd language of the region) about traditional crafts work, recipes, ways of agricultures, lighting, storytelling, and many more traditions from the Chaouen region, from the information gathered throughout the research.
´´Participatory research and artistic divulgation of Intangible Cultural Heritage associated to Chefchaouen Mediterranean Diet´´ project is led by Association TALASSEMTANE pour l’Environnement et le Développement (ATED) in partnership with diversité et development and the Municipality of Chefchaouen.
SouthMed CV is co-funded by the EU within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture.