Join us June 1 – 4 to explore contemporary culture and heritage traditions in Tucson, Arizona!
Culture and heritage lies within every nook and cranny of Tucson’s urban environs. The city was recently named a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO. In addition to lots of good eats, long-standing culinary practices, dance/music offerings, urban culture, and, small-town local “heroes” almost everywhere you look!
Fieldschool participants will work with expert folklorists and documentarians to “hang out” with, observe, and learn from several amazing tradition bearers in the Old Pueblo. Working in small groups with mentors, participants will be able to investigate and experience one of the following tradition bearers:
- Carmen Baron, a costume designer and one of the 2016 SFA Master-Apprentice Artists, on the colorful costumes of Mexican Baile Folklorico.
- Don Guerra, baker and owner of Barrio Bread, a popular artisanal bakery in central Tucson, on his
centuries-old baking techniques and use of locally grown heritage grains.
- The Duke’s Car Club of Tucson on the mechanics and expression of low-rider car culture.
- Josefina Lizarraga, a long-time florist on Tucson’s west side, on backyard gardens and paper-flowers.
Maribel Alvarez, Folklorist, UA research social scientist, and SFA’s executive director
Jim Griffith, Folklorist and founder of Tucson Meet Yourself
Regina Kelly, SFA Board member
Kimi Eisele, Writer and managing editor of BorderLore, SFA’s e-journal
Rebecca Crocker, Anthropologist
Arlene Islas, Mediamaker/producer, Arizona Public Media
Josh Schachter, Photographer
Includes local transportation (as needed), instruction, materials, 2 dinners, all breakfasts. Lodging and remaining meals are participants’ responsibility.
Questions? Contact us at 520-621-4046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.