Traditional Practices | KCET
Looking back to traditional practices can help us find modern solutions to various environmental and social issues of city life.
In Q'ewe, Peru, we follow Victoriano Arizapana, a Native leader nicknamed “The Engineer” as he leads the construction of the Q’eswachaka bridge. Residents from four different communities participate in the three-day construction of a traditional rope bridge using ancestral techniques taught through their Inca heritage.
"La Memoria del Sonido" builds an arc of experiences and human interconnections through the sounds of the city in San Jose, Costa Rica. Sound builders cut through urban noise pollution and connect to memories of joy through natural and historic instruments.
Videos produced by TV Peru in Q'ewe and TAL in San Jose.
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Maintaining a sustainable way of life through organic farming is possible — even in big cities.
Two groups strive to reinvigorate public spaces amid blocky apartment structures and rigid urban development.
Many people are ditching the confines of traditional apartment life and opting for communal living instead.
Big cities attract dreamers from all over the world. This episode features the people building communities of inclusion for immigrants.
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Maintaining a sustainable way of life through organic farming is possible — even in big cities. In this episode, a woman in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro shows us how to maximize every last bit of local produce, while urban dwellers and beekeepers in Paris are developing a culture of sharing in rooftop gardens.
Videos produced by TAL in Brazil and QLM in France.
The heart of many large cities lies in their historic neighborhoods but across the world, the cultural vitality of these neighborhoods is threatened by the forces of gentrification and aging infrastructure. Hear from the people of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam as they work to improve and preserve their communities.
Two groups strive to reinvigorate public spaces amid blocky apartment structures and rigid urban development. An artist collective from Spain travels the globe to create murals that draw life back into dwindling public centers. In Medellin, Colombia, urban gardeners create green spaces that beautify the community and empower its citizens.
People are rethinking housing arrangements in growing cities across the globe. Many are ditching the confines of traditional apartments and opting for communal living. In Seoul, three families band together to build the home of their dreams and the urban support system they’ve never had. On a larger scale, participants in a housing cooperative in Lyon band together to share space and the responsibilities of homeownership in a Vertical Village.
Featuring segments by KBS and QLM.
Key cultural leaders from around Los Angeles gather to discuss the role of arts and culture in shaping the world’s future.KCET Original
On the July 24 edition of the Reporter Roundup, KPCC reporters discuss rent payments, local minor league baseball and the Sierra Club and racism.KCET Original
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Would you believe the Zamboni was invented right here in sunny Southern California?
Huell travels to the Eastern Sierra's in search of a good place to have a soak.