Heritage-Driven Community Resilience in large-scale Cultural Natural Sites
The summer school is organized by Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) - Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Cotsen Institute of Archaeology - University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA), and UNESCO.
It will take place in Castello del Valentino, Turin (UNESCO World Heritage Site and Politecnico di Torino seat) between June 25th – July 1st, 2023 directed by Prof. Rosa Tamborrino (POLITO, DIST) and Prof. Willeke Wendrich (UCLA).
The research training of this 5th edition’s program of ‘’Cultural Heritage in Context. Digital Technologies for the Humanities’’ deals with large-scale and composite cultural natural heritage areas in particular vulnerable regions through a digital approach. It will focus on “Heritage-driven Community Resilience” by identifying and interpreting long-lasting human/historic environment interactions and surveying their potential as drivers for fostering community resilience. Historical and physical layers of international case studies, including architectural, landscape and archaeological characterisations will be investigated and related to intangible values and local knowledge for enhancing natural and anthropic risk awareness in historic environments.
Integrating research on social sciences and a critical use of digital technologies, participants will explore how to use tools for reconsidering heritage as a driver of sustainability and work with local communities to shape/reshape collective memories and values of sites, cultural natural heritage understanding, its characterisation, and visualization. Digital tools will be experienced, customised, and eventually prototyped to support the research process and to co-create critical narratives.
The program is targeted to academic participants such as master and Ph.D. students, and early-stage researchers, practitioners and professionals. The program is equivalent to 2CFU for master students affiliated in European universities.
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