UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites
The 2022 Winter School (February 13 – 20) of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with the USI UNESCO Chair, is dedicated to investigating how ICTs designed to enhance the tourism experience can help in preserving and transmitting living heritage and bring people to work and live closer together, while at the same time promoting alternative forms of tourism (cultural, historic, religious, gastronomy, wine, etc.) that go beyond traditional “sun sea and sand”. Cyprus, with its richness of tangible and intangible heritage, will provide a suggestive background, as well as an ideal environment with various case studies. Apply now!
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An online conversation with Peru’s most prominent nature and wildlife photographer Heinz Plenge took place on June 1st, 2021 (in English & Spanish). You can now watch the recording on YouTube!
The 3rd volume was launched on May 24, 2021, and remains open until the end of December 2022. In the most recent volume, a rich list of global case studies complements the theoretical overviews of the six main topics presented.
As a contribution to the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, occurring August 17 2020, the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI Università della Svizzera italiana unveils iWareBatik digital technologies, an online platform and mobile app designed to showcase and communicate the cultural values of Batik tradition, which has been inscribed by UNESCO within the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The “Machu Picchu Seen Through the Eyes of Fernando Astete” official website has the aim of witnessing his experience, unveiling the secrets of the site, and telling stories about the mystic and fascinating place of Machu Picchu. Photo Credits: José Basante
The USI UNESCO Chair participated in the USI Summer Campus 2021 (19. - 31.07.2021). Prof. Cantoni, Lea Hasenzahl and Puspita Ayu Permatasari taught the course "digital media & heritage". Moreover, visits to the World Heritage Sites, Bellinzona Castles, and Monte...
Prof. Cantoni & Dr. Silvia De Ascaniis @ SECOND ANNUAL EAST AFRICAN TOURISM SYMPOSIUM 28TH – 29TH JULY 2021
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni was a keynote speaker at this year's virtual Symposium at the second annual East African Tourism Symposium (28th-29th of July, 2021). The overall theme of his session was "Embracing New Opportunities in Culture and Heritage for Tourism...
Chair holder, Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, moderated a group discussion during the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2021 (5-9 July, 2021), on Thursday 8th of July. The discussion was part of the subtheme "World Heritage: Community Empowerment through Innovation".
The online webinar "What does it mean to be a smart tourism destination?", was held via MS Teams on July 20th @ 6 pm (CET). The event included an introduction on "smart cities & smart destinations" by chair holder, Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, followed by two expert...
The Interreg MARKS project newsletter and social media pages have been launched. Follow the pages of the project to keep updated about the newest developments!
An online conversation with Peru’s most prominent nature and wildlife photographer Heinz Plenge took place online on June 1st, 2021 (6pm, CET). The photographer talked about the importance of sustainable tourism and the challenges faced by World Heritage Sites today,...