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DESA LINGGA

Preserving cultural traditions in a rapidly globalizing world

DESA LINGGA
Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia
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BACKGROUND

Located in the Karo district west of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, the village of Desa Lingga is emblematic of the challenges of maintaining local culture and vernacular practices in a rapidly changing world. Decorative timber structures with graceful thatched roofs characterize the village and are emblematic of traditional Karo Batak design and construction. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Because of these challenges, Desa Lingga was included on the 2012 World Monuments Watch, resulting in the development of a collaborative project to preserve four remaining structures, engaging the local community of Desa Lingga, the Sumatra Heritage Trust, St. Thomas University, and World Monuments Fund, with support from the Prince Claus Fund. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Desa Lingga represents a timely opportunity for international cooperation in preserving local heritage and in preventing the loss of an important example of vernacular architecture of southeast Asia. (...)

SPOTLIGHT

World Monuments Watch Day

In Desa Lingga, a Watch Day was held to correspond with the village annual festival of Pesta Tahunan Desa. The event involved a community celebration and an educational seminar for local residents and students intended to raise awareness about heritage conservation needs.



In Dig Deeper: Watch Day Video

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IN THE MEDIA
World Monument Fund akan Renovasi Desa Lingga
Medan Magazine, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WMF Bantu Perbaikan Rumah Adat Karo
Kompas, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Masyarakat Terlibat Perbaikan Rumah Adat Karo
Kompas, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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