Popular cultural heritage

Popular cultural heritage

Labayru Fundazioa has long experience collecting what we call the intangible heritage. Since the 1970s, we have gathered a great deal of very valuable information from all over Bizkaia. In recent years, we have taken up the task of recording popular lore and producing material adapted to the latest media ready for presentation to new generations. Part of the heritage gathered is available at www.herriondarea.eus.

Labayru Fundazioa continues to gather examples of the intangible Basque cultural heritage. Information collected from our informants is later classified and analysed with a view to redistributing it to the local population.

New technologies are key to a range of products that varies according to our target publics: teaching units, general publications, short essays on local areas or individual subjects, multimedia contents, field and toponymic itineraries…

Our society is living through major change. More than ever, we need to carry out a systematic analysis of our heritage, recording and registering the intermediate steps of change as it occurs, as a means of eventually understanding the complete process. It is a way of uniting past and future and of giving continuity to the chain of transmission.