Diversity changes within generations and cultures. As time moves forward so do our attitudes, perceptions and interpretations of cultural traditions. As we move further into the 21st century, the diversity of traditional values and variety of attitudes becomes discussed and integrated generation after generation. These changes within our cultures often represent the changes in perceptions and attitudes of our various peoples within our cultures as members of their society. While some aspects of our cultures become modified to represent new modalities, others often need not be changed whatsoever. What becomes a delicate art for planners, clients and families alike is the intermingling of these changes while still preserving a beautiful balance of traditions.
Nowadays, contemporary planners can find themselves immersed in a juggling act of personalities, traditions and aesthetics which often originate from separate cultural, political and socioeconomic backgrounds.
That is a great question! Since these differences emerge from clients, vendors, families and even the ceremonial traditions themselves, a consistent need for balance plays a vital role! With new approaches emerging every day by planners all over the world, the integration and innovation is becoming not just a necessity but a creative feat.
Planners today are faced with more cultural integration than ever before. An integration that was once seen as problematic is now seen as a chance to innovate and facilitate beauty across cultural traditions.