Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge

Excerpts from Chapters I and II

Pam Hall (Author) 


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 globalizing forces seem overwhelming.

Pam Hall is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, film-maker, and writer. Her visual art has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and is represented in the National Gallery of Canada. She has won national awards for her work in film, as a children’s book illustrator, and was recently inducted into the Hall of Honour at the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards.  She currently lives in St. John’s.

Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge is a co-publication with Breakwater Books.

ISERBooks. Hardcover. Published in 2017. 192 pages. ISBN 9781550816747. Colour illustrations throughout.

$79.95 CAD

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