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Endangered Material Knowledge Project Launch

27 June 2022

Geoffrey Hobbis (CMJS) and his research team are launching their project ‘Fera-i-asi: Digitizing the Island Builders of the Lau Lagoon (Malaita), Solomon Islands’.

With funding from the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme, this project seeks to document the materials, processes, and techniques found in the tool kits of artificial island builders in the Lau Lagoon, Malaita, Solomon Islands. Particular attention will be paid to how these islands are threatened by, but may also help fend off the effects of environmental changes such as sea-level rise. This project invites Lau participants to document artificial island-related practices and to interview each other on these topics.

With funding from the Arcadia Foundation, the ethnographic media produced out of this project will be available Open Access on a site hosted by the British Museum.

Last modified:27 June 2022 4.42 p.m.

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