Citizen Science in Cultural Heritage: practices and digital technologies
In recent decades, with the growing emphasis on the creative economy, culture has tended to be increasingly seen in political circles under the exclusive lens of the economy and its contribution to it.
The UNCHARTED project aims to counteract this tendency, defining the social values associated with culture. Read more…
3 areas of practices and 3 types of actors:
9 PARTNERS FROM 7 EU COUNTRIES
WP1 carries out a first analysis about how the values of culture in Europe are constructed. Working on the base of the research literature and available information about the subject, the central objective is to examine the influence of a series of circumstances and key factors in shaping these values.
WP2 identifies the plurality of values that emerge in cultural practices (economic value linked to cultural innovation; public values like creativity, inclusiveness, tolerance and cohesion; or personal values like well-being or the promotion of identity and belonging). This plurality of values is studied in four fundamental arenas of cultural practice: cultural participation in live arts and culture, cultural participation through media, cultural production and heritage management, and cultural administration.
WP3 addresses the central challenge of understanding the tensions relating to how different actors in the cultural field (i.e. citizens, professionals, public administrators) construct, measure, compare and rank the values they attribute to culture.
WP4 addresses the central challenge of providing an assessment of the strategies and effectiveness of cultural policy and institutions in taking full advantage of the potential benefits of culture for society.
WP5 validates the results of the research, in a number of concrete experiments and demonstrations carried out by citizens, professionals, administrator and policy makers, covering the four areas where the development of cultural values is studied in the project, namely: Live arts, Media, Cultural production and heritage management, Cultural information and administration.
WP6 has a twofold general objective: on one hand, it implements the tasks related to the dissemination and communication of the project, both internally, and beyond the consortium partners; on the other hand, it plans the exploitation of the project’s results for their longer sustainability and adoption.
Universities, cultural heritage institutions, SMEs, local associations, groups of citizens, national and regional administrations can become members of the UNCHARTED network.
Please, write to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest to participate in the network.
Members of the UNCHARTED network can contribute with their experiences and expertise, responding to surveys and questionnaires, attending conferences, workshops and local encounters. Public project’s events are announced on the website.
The UNCHARTED Community page of the website is dedicated to presenting the members of the UNCHARTED network.
The results of the UNCHARTED research activity are accessible from two pages of the website: