- Research and Documentation
- Community development
- Propagating the knowledge of folklore of Uttara kannada to the world
- Making folklore traditions relevant to current world scenarios across various application
- Create a learning community that explore folklore knowledge and its application in contemporary situation
- Exploring connections and commonalities with folklore traditions across India and the world.
- Sharing knowledge-online
- Continuity of folklore
It can accommodate 30 to 35 students with basic minimal facility.
The organization works primarily in rural settlements. It takes students and culture travelers to the field to gain hands on work experience and thereby understand the complexities that the native population deal with on a daily basis.
Currently focused on four tribes (Gammokkalu, Kare okkalu, Halakki, Gonda) whose settlements are located around Honnavar.
Buda believes that one of the most exciting aspects of heritage education is experiencing our folk culture first hand and understands the interrelationship between land and people and their way of life.
Food and healthStudy of medicinal plants, meeting folk healers, , eco friendly way of living ,indigenous knowledge etc.
Study of underutilized, uncultivated edible leaves, roots, barriers from the forest
mangroves, estuaries, threats from various human activities.
Bio diversity, study of islands, river and the sea
o The river route.
o The forest route
There is immense scope to use this knowledge to build and explore new avenues, revisit documented knowledge at field level, understand prevailing stresses or simply showcase the volume of work into modules that are eye-catching.
The foundation would like to encourage students to study folklore. The purpose is entirely academic and community centric. The effort is to understand folk culture and heritage. Hence the foundation would like to initiate diversified studies ranging from a week to a year. It invites students and other interested individuals who would like to explore first hand field research, learn and document.
Focus can be on….
- Community Development
- Preservation and continuity of traditions
- Sustainable Community
- Spirit of Innovation
Interacting with families- understanding their lives, their context in which they live and understanding living traditions, study of environment, study of individual families
Study of tribes in the village
o NEEDS and CONCERNS
The understanding of culture, modernity and identity
Traditional knowledge systems of the tribes
Exploring each aspect of culture
Research and Documentation-In collaboration with Buda
Working with artisans
Food, art and craft
Buda provides opportunities to interested individuals who may participate in a wide variety of capacities and projects, depending on their skills and interests. Various options of fieldwork and documentation work are available. Internship FF is involved in various projects and programs in the field of conservation, documentation and preservation of folk culture.It aimed to create a forum where the students could discuss and explore themselves such as cultural heritage, environment, sustainable development, craft and folk art and the state of indigenous communities. It was an attempt to make connections between people and environment cultural memory, and language, identity in expression of art/craft /other performances, sustainability and biodiversity.
A community Museum –In Situ
We have initiated a pilot project in the region to develop community folk museum that would act both as culture center for the community as well as a place for visitors to go and come away with a better understanding of the community and the local culture.
-Aditi Goenka (Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology)