Workshop in Palermo

The DARIAH ERIC Working Group on “Digital Practices for the Study of Urban Heritage” is organising a two-day public space co-creation workshop with the title “Everyday experiences and heritage in south European cities: Digital tools and practices” to be held at Cantieri Culturali della Zisa, Palermo, on 26-27 July 2021.

Challenged by urbanization, economy, gentrification, migration, and climate change the experience of historical spaces and buildings is fragmented, thus mirroring the disconnected perception of urban societies. The workshop will study how urban heritage and the abundance of culturally valuable structures and buildings in specific historic cities across Europe which are challenged by current pressing conditions can contribute to reflective processes and the creation of legible, inclusive, accessible, resilient and enjoyable cities. Its overarching objective is to:

  • Enable cultural bearers & inhabitants to engage with the past and future conditions of common pool resources; and
  • Infer meaning and socio-cultural features of space from data.

Data collection will be facilitated with the use of citizen volunteered geolocation software (readily available to the participants by the organisers), such as DEUSTO Tech DARIAH app and WIKAR AR app (

The workshop aims to offer to authorities and policy makers of the city opportunities for data-driven consultation actions that will engage:

  • Cultural Heritage institutions;
  • Scholars and researchers in Digital Humanities;
  • City stakeholders;
  • Professional associations;
  • Urban communities and citizen groups.

Relevant fields to be addressed: architecture, participatory planning, built heritage, policy making, co-design, heritage valorisation and sustainable heritage, software engineering, GIS, Augmented Reality, art practices, city stakeholders and users (residents and city inhabitants).


Georgios Artopoulos, Fabio M Montagnino, Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Gaia Redaelli, Alfonso Bahillo, Jürgen F. Weishäupl, Colter Wehmeier.


Limited places available in the workshop. Please send a 200 word statement and your CV at:

The results of the selection process will be announced on 16 July 2021.


This work has been supported by the DARIAH ERIC.


Advanced Visualisation Lab, of the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Cyprus Institute

DARIAH uDIGISH Working Group


INSULA ass. cult.

ART Festival Palermo

With the contribution of:

Austrian Ministry of Culture

Region Sicily 

City of Palermo

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