~PATTERNS~"KREYOL LIVING WISDOM"~

 

Photo by Dr. Devin Sawyer

The patterns of Kreyol Living Wisdom must be thoroughly documented, archived and disseminated in order to  fulfill their full potential.

  

Ten patterns that represent the full spectrum of this knowledge include:

  

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Towns:

1.  Landscape Stewardship

2.  Living Off the Land

3.  Kreyol Settlement Structure

4.  The Lakou (Courtyard)

  

Buildings:

5.  The Galri (Porch)

6.  The Jaden (Garden)

7.  Rural Building Models

8.  Urban Building Models

  

Construction:

9.  Color, Pattern & Ornament

10.  Kreyol Architecture

In order to really stick, reconstruction must have at its heart   an   understanding   of  Haitiís dynamic and innovative Kreyol culture and its unique blend of African, European and American traditions, what we call the patterns of "Kreyol Living Wisdom".

 

Through patterns like these, ordinary Haitian citizens can shape the truly sustainable regeneration of their country, empowering and leveraging the legacy of their native experience and intelligence.

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