24/08/2015 - 29/08/2015

The inventorying continues in Riobamba, Chimborazo province with a workshop from 24 to 29 August 2015, assembling stonecutters, bearers of oral traditions of the Zapara Culture and the Qhapac Ñan communities, civil servants from several municipalities (Alausí, Chambo, Chunchi, Colta, Cumandá, Guamote, Guano, Pallatanga, Penipe and Riobamba), and representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage (INPC). The core of the workshop focuses on community participation in the identification and definition of intangible cultural heritage, data collection, organization and management as an important step in safeguarding intangible heritage. An inventorying field exercise follows in the populations of Guano and Calpi, focusing on the living heritage of stonecutters and includes the mapping of the quarries in the slopes of Chimborazo.

Organized by UNESCO and INPC, the workshop is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Government of Japan.