CultureLabs: Cultural heritage and digital technology at the service of social innovation

KALDELI, E, TSAKOU, G, GIGLITTO, Danilo, CESARONI, F, TZOUVARAS, V and STAMOU, G (2019). CultureLabs: Cultural heritage and digital technology at the service of social innovation. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2412, p. 9.

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Studies and practice in the cultural field have long acknowledged the importance of participatory approaches for engaging visitors of cultural institutions, however, it is only recently that we are talking about steps to connecting institutional heritage with civic initiatives that can aid social cohesion and community empowerment. In dialogue with ongoing practices in this context, CultureLabs aims to develop novel methodologies and digital tools that can facilitate the organisation and wider deployment of participatory projects around cultural her - itage, focusing on the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups, and particularly of migrant communities. As a first step in this process, the CultureLabs team has conducted a series of interviews and surveys with the aim to identify and analyse the organisational needs and lessons learnt by different actors from the cultural, social, educational and public administration fields as well as the needs and viewpoints of different migrant communities. These needs have guided the design of an innovative online platform which seeks to offer a number of services for supporting more efficient and participatory governance of cultural heritage on one hand and for enabling inclusive and creative interactions with digital cultural heritage on the other. The CultureLabs platform will allow multiple and diverse stakeholders to discover and combine differ - ent resources and elements of best practices, the "ingredients", in order to form new "recipes" for social innovation according to their own needs and objectives.

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Additional Information: Proceedings of the Workshop on Cultural Informatics co-located with the 14th International Workshop On Semantic And Social Media Adaptation And Personalization (SMAP 2019)Larnaca, Cyprus, June 9, 2019.
Page Range: p. 9
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 13:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:34

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