Intergenerational Learning with a Twist

We usually think of intergenerational learning as the passing down of history, tradition, and skills from elders to younger people. We sometimes think of younger people sharing their tech skills with older people to help them with computers, cell phones, and other gadgets. But here’s a twist: a young man who has mastered a traditional art and is sharing it with elders.

In a brief clip from “Pueblo Weaving: A Story of Cultural Identity and Continuity,” we see young Pueblo/Hopi master weaver Louie Garcia and his elder apprentice, Antonio Jojola, from the Piro Manso Tiwa Tribe.

And here’s more: in this video excerpt, master weaver Louie Garcia shares both his own story and some of the stories behind centuries-old weaving traditions in New Mexico.

The full video, “Pueblo Weaving: A Story of Cultural Identity and Continuity,” was just screened on Sunday, December 4th, at the Museum of International Folk Art and will be featured very soon in their exhibition, “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace,” along with five other Master Apprenticeship videos. You can visit the Gallery of Conscience on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM, in the New Year to see them all.


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