Stimulating Local and Global Citizen Involvement in Heritage Stewardship through Digital Empowerment

Fleming, Arlene (2018) Stimulating Local and Global Citizen Involvement in Heritage Stewardship through Digital Empowerment. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The confluence of digital technology and community participation is appearing just in time to undertake the massive task of identifying, documenting, protecting and managing the world’s cultural heritage resources. This task is especially urgent given the conditions of climate change, migration, conflict and economic stress in many regions. Detailed documentation of material heritage objects, sites and structures using digital technology provides the basis for cultural heritage restoration, reconstruction, management, and in the direst circumstances, for preserving heritage places in memory. There are many exemplary instances of increasing citizen participation in tangible and intangible heritage documentation and conservation, made possible by widely available digital tools. This presentation includes case studies illustrating the range of possibilities already evident in the cultural heritage field, as well as the exemplary phenomenon of citizen scientists in the realm of the natural environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Fleming, Arlene
Languages: English
Keywords: Biodiversity; Guided development; Tangible-Intangible; Cultural-natural resources; Identification; Conservation of cultural heritage; Conservation of natural heritage; Mixed sites; Rivers; Water; Case study; India; Sacred sites; Rituals; religious heritage; values; India; Hinduism
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19. Natural sites
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 04. Social practices, rituals and festive events
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Narmada river parikrama, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state of India
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 16:54
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 16:54
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