Living Traditions was conceived during a trip I took to the Republic of Georgia in 2015. I was struck by the energy, vivacity, and presence of living traditions that bound people together through food, song, craft, and the art of life. This was despite a history of Soviet occupation, and the warning signs of a mounting wave of materialistic reforms that are set to transform the country. The Living Traditions project is set up to encourage debate and dialogue that seeks to harness and preserve the best of both traditional and modern approaches, while privileging and honouring what it is to be a living tradition bearer. Living tradition bearers are often marginalized, yet their contribution is unique, valuable and performs a vital cohesive role. This website seeks to celebrate their contribution, increase awareness about their role, and provide a focus for tradition bearers, aspiring tradition bearers, civic activists, entrepreneurs, and members of the general public to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Wherever you fit, you're very welcome.