Place-based Crafts and Souvenirs: A Design Guideline


Duan, Zi Yan and Tan, Siow Kian and Choon, Shay Wei (2021) Place-based Crafts and Souvenirs: A Design Guideline. In: 2nd Post Graduate Social Science Colloquium Proceedings 2021, 8-9 June 2021, Cyberjaya, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Traditional craft and craftsmanship need to be preserved as it carries the cultural values of a society. One way to revive craft and craftsmanship is through tourism as shopping is an important and prevalent activity for tourists (Kim & Littrell, 2001; Snepenger, Murphy, O'Connell, & Gregg, 2003; Lehto, Cai, O'Leary, & Huan, 2004; Lin & Lin, 2006; Yüksel, 2007; Tsang, Tsai, & Leung, 2011; Timothy, 2014). Many tourists tend to purchase souvenirs for different purposes, and this provides opportunities for the inheritance of traditional crafts if the craftsmen are able to transform their crafts into souvenirs that can represent their place. However, on one hand, the mass-produced souvenirs in the marketplace are not able to reflect a place-based value, and unable to reflect the values of the ICH of a place. On the other hand, how might a traditional craft transform into a place-based souvenir is also a challenging issue. In other words, how to transform crafts into a place-based souvenir yet to be fully explored. Purpose – From an academic perspective, this study will contribute to identifying the elements of traditional craft which could reflect the characteristics of a place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 2nd Post Graduate Social Science Colloquium Proceedings 2021 (Book of Abstract)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Souvenir buildings, cultural heritage, traditional craft, souvenir, place, place-based craft-souvenir
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 04:46
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 04:46


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