Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge Volume I
Excerpts from Chapters I and II
An exploration of art as a form of making and mobilizing knowledge, revealing many ways of knowing that are local and living.
- Winner, Heritage and History Book Award 2018
From boat-building to berries, from knitting socks to mending nets, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge vividly presents the rich, place-based knowings and doings of more than one hundred knowledge-holders from rural Newfoundland. Renowned artist Pam Hall perfectly marries her singular artistic vision and her exhaustive community-based research in a stunning celebration and preservation of rural knowledge. These images and texts come together to reveal and revalue the local in a time when global monoculture seems overwhelming.
The work is informative, illuminating, testimonial and preservative. This encyclopedia is as one-of-a-kind as the knowledge it holds between its blue covers.- Joan Sullivan, The Telegram
…a stunning book honouring the people of rural Newfoundland and their wide-ranging expertise.- Atlantic Books Today
Sheer joy emanating from each page…the Encyclopedia lovingly archives knowledge at risk of being lost.- Sara Spike, Acadiensis