This intensive international summer school program will equip participants with skills to build collaborative projects in heritage and regional development research, with a focus on large scale cultural and natural landscapes. Participants will explore information and data formats for heritage identification, description, and representation and discuss the role of local or indigenous communities in determining the value of heritage. The objective of the program is to research and re-create both existing and lost historical contexts of complex and large-scale areas.
The week-long course MOVING RURAL HERITAGE TO THE FUTURE will focus on heritage assets such as geoparks, cultural routes, and small towns from the perspective of the H2020 RURITAGE project. Heritage values will be discussed and linked to local requirements and understandings through customized digital tools. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a case study with international experts from the H2020 European Research Project. Teamwork in parallel virtual rooms will be organized according to different time zones. Each team will be directed by coordinators and assisted by the tutors of the program.