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In an indigenous community, a designer, members of a foundation, local elders, and young people who have returned home from cities all come together to contribute to a better future for the community.
Members of the Ai-Hsin Organic Agricultural Foundation run a revitalization program in a Bunun community. They help preserve a variety of crops in the Species Conservation Fields and build traditional houses to bring back old Bunun culture. They have also invited a designer to develop a brand identity, an ecologist to document and analyze local ecosystems, a young cook to create creative indigenous dishes, and a comic artist to guide local elders to draw memories of their past.
This team of enthusiasts from Taipei hope they won’t make the same mistakes as most regional revitalization teams do — leaving no legacy behind after the program ends and bringing no benefit to the community despite selling their products.
Drawing from her personal experiences, Adoor Yeh’s vivid portrayal of the difficulty of regional revitalization work is straightforward but not overly critical. Through her careful documentation of everyday life, she shows that small efforts can accumulate to a large impact.
1 Volume (end)
162 x 230 mm
Adoor Yeh was born in Taiwan in 1989. She began creating her own comics after encountering European graphic novels with strong auteurist narratives, forms and styles during her stay in the UK in 2013. She likes to incorporate fantastical or fictional elements to the depiction of her feelings and daily life.
She has independently published many unconventional printed works and integrated comics with installation art in an attempt to create a new form of comic experience.