LOHAS in Kun-Xi-Wan, the Art Shore of Tainan.
The Revitalization of Kun-Xi-Wan Region, the Missing Corner of the Tai-Jiang History.
TAINAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Local Action And Connection
Setup Stage Project (A)
Kun-Xi-Wan area located at the border of Tainan and Kaohsiung which consisted of the 4th~6th Kunshen sandbank of the historical Tai-Jiang inner sea of ancient Tainan. As it is far away from the famous historical remains of Tainan, and the sea shore corrosion problems blocked the development of touring industries. The USR project, “The Revitalization of Kun-Xi-Wan Region, the Missing Corner of the Tai-Jiang History” is aimed at the revitalization of Kun-Xi-Wan area. The project linked the local humanity societies, district government, and religious parties for the integrated community development. The main strategies include the intergenerational learning enhancement for the history, learning for elders with cultural creative design, and touring business development. The objective is to attract young generations to come back, or stay, by establishing creative cultural industries for them to make their own living. Only by this way, the community can be leaded to sustainable development.
The main strategies of the project can be summarized as followed.1)The historical data were collected by the field investigation, and the collected materials were served as the e-book material for primary school students for the intergenerational learning enhancement with the local history2)The elders’ learning courses were integrated with art and the cultural design from the support of USR team members to build the basis of the cultural industries. So that the young generations will be motivated to move back or stay at the hometown because of the economic activities.3) The integrated community development is performed by the teachers and students of the department of art for the humanity touring business in this area. The purpose is to promote the cultural touring of the Tai-jiang inner sea to induce a positive circulation for the ecosystem of sustainable development.
Tainan City South District Xishu Community
As investigated and discussed with the local societies and public department, the project team summarized some issues need to be solved as:1)Creative intergenerational learningHow to link or integrate more closely for the intergenerational learning between the elders and the children? Is there any possibility for the elders to join the development of teaching plan and materials for local culture learning?2)Improvement for the learning of eldersThe contents for elders learning mostly covered by simple art, hand craft, and exercise. Could the elders learning become more creative for economic achievement to increase their satisfaction and contribution? 3)LOHAS living and sustainable developmentOnly the development of business can bring economical activities that will be helpful for young generations to stay. Does it exist the solution for all the three issues of intergenerational learning, elders learning, and sustainable touring business development?
The solutions proposed to cope with the local business development include:1)The collected historical data were kept as the digital collections and the e-books for the culture and history of this area will be conducted by the primary school students to enhance the understanding of their hometown history through the process of editing an e-book.2) Resulted works in the learning course, integrated with art and the cultural design, will be improved as the commercial products. So that the art and cultural creative products can be integrated with the humanity trip of the ancient history and became a more complete touring business.3) The integrated community development with art is the next step to integrate the historical remains of the old houses to build the humanity environment filled with history, arts, and designs. The cultural touring of the Tai-jiang inner sea can be improved and a positive circulation for the sustainable ecosystem can be induced for the young generations to stay.
"The objective of this project is mainly to attract young generations to come back, or stay at their hometown. The visions expected can be summarized as:. 1) USR team for TUT is organized and integrated to encourage, both the students and teachers, the participation to USR related works. 2) The understanding of their hometown history through the process of collecting the and editing the historical data into e-book through Intergenerational learning enhancement. 3) Learning for elders with art and cultural creative design can build the basis for cultural business so that the young generations will be motivated to move back or stay at the hometown because of the economic activities. 4) The humanity environment filled with history, arts, and designs, is built so that the cultural touring of the Tai-jiang inner sea can be improved and the motivation for the young generations will also be increased to create the sustainable ecosystem of the community."