Digital documentation of heritage and the participation of local communities

Session chairs: Dr Sorin Hermon, Dr Mia Trentin and Dr Anna Foka

The fourth revolution brought with it a broad digital transformation across all sectors of our society. It also generated a movement, supported and promoted by the European Commission, towards open science and data sharing, which, in turn, among others, triggered the participation of citizen in co-creation of knowledge. Thus, new concepts emerge, such as co-creation of heritage, participatory heritage, citizen engagement and so forth. These trends are largely supported by a vast range of digital tool available, digital social media contributing their share as well.  Moreover, the current pandemic period further pushed for the engagement of citizen with heritage through digital channels. The session will discuss theoretical approaches and practical applications related to the documentation of heritage and participatory heritage.