Foreign Lands

bai a gung po / Family Dinner

bai a gung po 拜阿公婆 worship grandparents
A cultural/religious ritual where descendants worship their ancestors

Buenlimon Radio x Parsons School of Design

Special and bilingual Mini-series

Episode Summary

This week, we continue our collaboration with Parsons School of Design. We speak with student Chel Chan, who speculates how Taiwanese folk rituals might continue in a future in which the necessary ceremonial ingredients are no longer available. In the year 2100, rising sea levels will make traditional farming less practical – and perhaps the ritual staples of pork and chicken will have been replaced by jellyfish. We’ll explore these new cultural symbols with professor Alonso Castro.