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Craftsperson working on the base of a stone column Limbu, Bina


Many of the destroyed temples from the 2015 earthquake have elements of stone architecture in their structure. Repairing and replacing them during reconstruction is also likely to pass on the knowledge of working with stones to the younger generation. Taken during the 1st phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.

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