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November CAKE - SMART CULTURE PROJECT
Tue 24 November 2015, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT
Tuesday 24th November 2015
You are invited to the FP7 SmartCulture- Final Project Event
The SmartCulture team will be hosting a Collaboration And Knowledge Exchange event at the Digital Humanities Hub in the European Research Institute on Tuesday 24th November (10 am–12pm)
Data, findings and policy recommendations on cultural heritage and digital technology
Organised by Prof Lisa De Propris, Anthony Hughes and Dr Tamara West.
We will present the findings from the FP7 -Smartculture project involving 13 European partners in cultural heritage, ICT and creative industry.
We will discuss topical issues such as changes in public cultural space and audience engagement, new collaborative working models and incubators of SmartCulture and the impact of Digital on the consumption and creation of culture for policy and sector growth.
Siddharth Bannerjee (Researcher, Digital Startups @ NESTA) will present the European Digital City Index 2015 and what it means for the cultural heritage sector.
Sarah Ellis (Head of digital development at the Royal Shakespeare Company) will present the impact of digital technology in the Royal Shakespeare Company
SmartCulture project is an EU FP7 Regions Of Knowledge project involving the University Of Birmingham and other 12 European partners. The project aims to unlock and promote ‘the treasures of our cultural heritage for a wide audience by using inspiring new digital media’. Digital platforms will help transform passive audiences into active practitioners of culture.
Lisa De Propris
Professor of Regional Economic Development and SmartCulture Scientific Coordinator. Her research interests include creative and cultural industries; advanced manufacturing; small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; innovation and the knowledge economy; and regional development. She has always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and has looked at policy implications arising from her work, including cluster policy, EU regional and industrial policy.
Anthony is Project Manager of SmartCulture at The University Of Birmingham based in the Digital Humanities Hub. Anthony has over 25 years’ experience working in the creative and cultural sector both as practitioner and business developer, and as facilitator education, training, skills development and mentoring. For the last 15 years, he has also held public sector positions on strategy boards and in such capacity, he has contributed to strengthen the role of SMEs in creative and cultural industries, in view of informing the economic and strategic development and policy of the creative and cultural sector especially in the West Midlands.
Dr Tamara West
Tamara is based in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. She has been part of two AHRC and EU collaborative projects and in these she has explored the role of new technologies in cultural participation and engagement, digital storytelling, community co-creation, and technology spill overs in relation to regional development and cultural economies.
Given the wide and diverse range of academics, businesses, students and Heritage organisations working collaboratively on the DHD project, we will be hosting free monthly “cake” (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) mornings to showcase current developments, discuss funding opportunities and tackle current challenges. Plus - there will be cake!
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