Southern Summer School of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites

Digital communication of indigenous African heritage and fashion

February 9-15, 2020 – Namibia

The 2020 Southern Summer School, the first of its kind, is realized in collaboration with the University of Namibia and the University of Turku, in Finland.

University of Turku

Africa is a rich continent with very diverse cultures, heritage sites and indigenous fashion designs, which can be found in different countries. ICTs are used to preserve and promote cultural tourism and fashion. This Southern Summer School aims to investigate how digital technologies could be leveraged to communicate, promote and market African fashion designs and cultural tourism. Additionally, the school aims to inspire participants to work with local stakeholders from cultural tourism and fashion. The school will offer a perspective of the Namibian cultural tourism and fashion. It will consist of lectures, visits to sites, hands-on exercise, as well as formal and informal activities, which are related to cultural tourism and fashion.

Additionally, this school will contribute to celebrate the 150 years of Namibian – Finnish relationship.

Locations of the Southern Summer School

The school will start off in Windhoek, then proceed to Ondangwa and Ongwediva. Its geographical location will create a perfect environment for learning, exchanging ideas and experiencing both cultural tourism and fashion.


INSTRUCTORS

Maria N. Caley
University of Namibia
Namibia
Lorenzo CantoniLorenzo Cantoni
USI – Università della Svizzera italiana
Switzerland
Walter Ihjirika
Federal University of Port Harcout
Nigeria
Rayviscic Ndivo
Mount Kenya University
Kenya
Maria Ndapewa Ntinda
University of Namibia
Namibia
Mauro PezzèMauro Pezzè
USI – Università della Svizzera italiana
Switzerland
Tamara Ratz
Kodolányi János University
Hungary
Erkki Sutinen
University of Turku
Finland
Heike Winschiers-Theophilus
Namibia University of Science and Technology
Namibia

Further instructors will be announced soon.


VISITS TO

  National Museum of Namibia
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Namibia Craft Center
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Start Art Gallery
Source: Wikimedia Commons
The project room
Souce: Wikimedia Commons
Owela Museum
Bushman Art Gallery
Franco Namibian Cultural Centre
Nakambale museum
Katutura
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Endjala Lodge and village house
Ongula cultural village

EXPERIENCE OF LOCAL INTANGIBLE HERITAGE …

  • Local food heritage
  • Fashion heritage
  • Owambo Culture

WHY PARTICIPATE

  • Contribute to the co-creation of ICT solutions to enhance sustainable cultural tourism and fashion communication
  • Strengthen your knowledge through seminars and workshops
  • Work with local tourism, heritage and fashion stakeholders
  • Network with academics and practitioners
  • Experience Namibian fashion and visit cultural heritage sites

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Researchers

  • Advanced Master students
  • PhD students
  • Post Docs

Practitioners

  • ICT experts
  • Tourism professionals
  • Fashion professionals

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please send a complete CV and a one page motivation letter to unescochair@usi.ch.
  • The due date for applying is November 24, 2019.
  • Candidates will be notified of the acceptance status by December 2, 2019.
  • Full payment needs to be done by January 7, 2020.

FEE

Fee
Single Room900 EUR
Shared Room700 EUR

*The fee includes accommodation, transportation (by bus), lectures, visits and all activities during the School from February 9, 2020 dinner (arrival day in Windhoek) to February 15, 2020 breakfast and arrival in Windhoek.


SUMMER SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Lorenzo Cantoni PhD, Professor of Communication Sciences, Chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland)

Erkki Sutinen PhD, Professsor of Computer Science (Interaction Design), Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku (Finland)

Maria Ntinda, Lecturer, University of Namibia, School of Computing, Department of Computer Science (Windhoek, Namibia)

Hilma Aludhilu, Master Student, University of Namibia, School of Computing, Department of Computer Science (Windhoek, Namibia)


ORGANIZERS

School of Computing of the University of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia)

Department of Future Technologies of the University of Turku (Finland)

UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites of USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland)


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