Project NameCommunication Division
Project LeaderABE, Ken-ichi

 

○Research Subject and Objectives

In Communication and Production Division, knowledge networking is the basis of activities. It reedits discrete knowledge and information. Then, they are presented as new knowledge/concept.

 

For the purpose, the following three pillars were set up.

The first pillar is exploring new methods of outreach of research results in the transdisciplinary era through the development of visual contents.

It aims to construct a platform for networking of knowledge and information

 

The second pillar is implementation of environmental education.

It is an opportunity to exchange knowledge and information with the next generation, then will explore "environmental education": RIHN Method through integration of research results of RIHN by this exchange.

 

The last pillar is to create new wisdom and value.

By summarizing the results of RIHN research activities and linking the knowledge and information of research projects to higher levels, aiming to construct a methodology that creates new value.

○Progress and Results in 2019

【Developing methods of outreach of research results in the transdisciplinary era】

 

The purpose is to construct methods of public relations/outreach of research results utilizing visual contents.

Research Plan❶ Created a videos to awake "Civic Pride". Ex) A video about “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: GIAHS” by collaboration with NHK Educational Corporation. A video of Senior high school students from East Timor, Philippines and Japan.

Research Plan❷ As a novel  outreach method, held Workshop and Exhibition of virtual reality utilized Pieces of "Global Painting Contest on Environment” by United Nations Environment Programme: UNEP.

Research Plan❸ Held "MANGA x ACADEMIC Research Association” cosponsored by Kyoto Seika University and RIHN based on MOU.

 

【Developing "environmental education": RIHN Method, for connect generations】

 

The purpose is to elaborate on the concept of "Environmental Education": RIHN Method.

Research Plan❶ Supported for classes of “Environment” in two senior high schools,  collaboration between elementary school and senior high school and  attempt of "Community School" based on MOU. Published field reports of research results.

Research Plan❷ Held "Climate Action Summit by Senior high school students in Kyoto" as side event of "The 11th Earth Hall of Kyoto" as part of  citizenship education.

Research Plan❸ Held Poster Sessions with Aichi Prefectural University and senior high schools for enhancement of knowledge network.

 

【Creating new wisdom and value through “GIAHS” by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations: FAO】

 

The purpose is to construct a methodology that creates new value. Focused that Globally important agricultural heritage systems are "variable" heritages. Implemented research activities based on design science worked with local governments.

Research Plan❶ Implemented as Research Advisor for both sites of designated and proposed. Advised for making action plan in Miyazaki, Japan as entrusted research, and making proposal plan in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Research Plan❷ Implemented research activities related "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System" with local community. Ex) Research activities about Public transportation systems in Hinokage Town, Miyazaki. Held the conference "Regional Revitalization through GIAHS: Dialogue between generations" at Morotsuka Village as the 29th RIHN Regional Community Seminar.

Research Plan❸ Constructed Global network of GIAHS. Attended the 2nd World Conference on the Revitalization of the Mediterranean Diet(Italy), Session16: Sustainable Diets: Linking Nutrition and Food Systems. Held the 2nd forum for officials in Japan of GIHAS at RIHN.

 

 

Implemented research activities not in original plan

【Developing "environmental education": RIHN Method, for connect generations】

 

Held the "RIHN SDGs Serious" in Mukogawa Women's University Senior High school and made lectures by researchers in RIHN.

 

 【Creating new wisdom and value through “GIAHS” by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations: FAO】

 

Inaugurated Regional Collaboration program advisor in Ifugao, Philippines as entrusted research of Miyazaki Prefectural Gokase Secondary school.

Inaugurated Promotion advisor of "eco-school" in Shibukawa elementary school, Kusatsu, Shiga

○Project Members

ABE Ken-ichi ( Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Professor,Ecological Anthropology )

NILES,Daniel ( Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Associate Professor,Geography )

MIMURA Yutaka ( Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Researcher,Architectural History, Urban History, Historical GIS )

SHIMADA Nahoko ( Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Researcher,Study of Ecological thought )

SODA Katsuya ( Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Researcher,Forced Migration Studies )

○Future Themes

Three pillars of research activities started to harmonize each other. ex) Mixed GIAHS and Environmental education, Environmental education utilized visual contents.

It shows research activities of Division are progressing smoothly. Will focus on integrating the three independent research and development activities to highly theoretically in the next fiscal year.

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

Niles, Daniel 2018,04 Agricultural Heritage and Conservation Beyond the Anthropocene. Angela M. Labrador and Neil Asher Silberman (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice . Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190676315.013.2

Papers

【Review Articles】

Daniel Niles and Narifumi Tachimoto 2018,10 Science and the experience of nature. Nature Sustainability 1:540-543. DOI:10.1038/s41893-018-0124-y (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Daniel Niles Highlands as cultural-ecological nexus territory: An example from Northern Thailand. 2019 RIHN FEAST Project General Assembly, 2019.01.13-2019.01.14, Kyoto.

Daniel Niles Humanities on the ground: The everyday aesthetics of lived environmental experience.. RIHN International Symposium, 2018.12.12-2018.12.15, Kyoto.

Daniel Niles Linking the mental and the material: Tracing the patterns of environmental knowledge.. Workshop of the Center for Japanese Studies + Department of Anthropology, 2018.11.09-2018.11.10, U.C.Berkeley.

Daniel Niles Return of the basket: On art, aeshetics, and ecology.. Archaelolgical Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, 2018.10.31, U.C.Berkeley.

Daniel Niles Confronting the Anthropocene in Asia. World Social Science Forum, 2018.09.25-2018.09.28, Fukuoka.

Daniel Niles The ecosystems of everyday life.. RIHN Seminar for the "Humanities for the Environment" project proposal, 2018.09.21, Kyoto.

Daniel Niles A Knowledge-based approach to agricultural heritage.. Nan Province Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 2018.07.24, Nan City(Thailand).

Daniel Niles Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Key concepts. Nathional Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 2018.07.19, Khon Kaen(Thailand).

Daniel Niles Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Cultural Dimensions.. Nathional Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 2018.07.19, Khon Kaen(Thailand).

Daniel Niles Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Proposal process.. Nathional Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 2018.07.19, Khon Kaen(Thailand).

Daniel Niles The challenge of deep transdisciplinarity. Kyoto Transdisciplinary & Transnational Forum, 2018.06.03, Kyoto.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Daniel Niles Globally Inportant Agriculture Heritage Systems(GIAHS) and the future of sustainable agriculture.. GIAHS Seminar, 2018.12.08, Wakayama.

Daniel Niles Sustainability and the natures of environmental knowledge. Guest Lecture, 2018.10.30, U.C.Berkeley.