I've been invited to give feedback to all Parsons students, regarding your thesis projects.
I adore this thesis project. It's super original, while also being sensitive to local economies, environments and social relationships. In this way, it's truly triple bottom line.
You have cleverly addressed a local problem (that has widespread impact) and you've proposed a revival program that brings not only dormant materials alive, but also forgotten stories, abandoned traditions and lackluster rural economies.
I appreciate the detail in your thinking - you're successfully covering all the bases in your problem/solution statements. I'd really love to see this project come alive as a prototype in the community you suggest. Good luck in getting the support.
Go for it!! J.