When typhoon Morakot unleashed merciless mudslides shadowing multiple regions of Taiwan in 1988, any hopes of rebuilding the economic pillars ceased to exist. It was unfortunate, and as time passed, the aftershocks kept lingering on the residents like a thundercloud. Any future they held slipped away from unforeseen cracks and left the people with only a sliver of hope, art, the passion for which remained as strong as it was before.
Borais Humanities Association becomes that light at the end of the tunnel, one that kept the dreams of the local artists alive. From promoting post-disaster reconstruction to talent and industrial development, it rekindled the concept of “harmony with the land”. Its community workshops would not only bring the women and youth of the place together, but it weaved them with skills such as mainly producing pottery art, plant dyeing, kiln baking bread and other industries. Read more in Blog>Stories