The USI UNESCO Chair Team wishes everyone a Happy World Tourism Day 2021. After these hard times for tourism, the team is looking forward to a year of inclusive growth!
We are thrilled to announce that, after a long preparation process, a new handbook is ready to be published in January 2022. It highlights the major role digital media play in preserving and protecting heritage as well as its ability to promote and support sustainable tourism at heritage sites.
From August to September 2021, iWareBatik held a series of User Experience (UX) events in cooperation with 33 universities across Indonesia. 926 students participated. The events aimed at gathering innovative ideas on how to better safeguard intangible culture.
After the 1st launch of the Massive Open Online Course “Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites Vol. 3” gathered the attention of 4600+ students from 153 countries, we're excited to announce the second launch on the 4th of October! The course will be reopened for all new learners!
Last week new students of the Master in International Tourism have started their journey to shape the future of tourism, preparing to be protagonists of tourism within our global society. Moreover, as of this year, chair holder prof. Lorenzo Cantoni has become the new program director.
Chair holder, Lorenzo Cantoni, will be holding a keynote speech at the 10th Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum (29.09. - 01.10.2021) on October 1st, 2021 during Session 2: Innovative Cultural Routes: Digital and user-centered.
The UNESCO Chair of Genoa (Italy) will be hosting an event about the "Transdisciplinarity and Heritage in the NgalSo Tradition" from the 6th to 8th of October. USI UNESCO Chair member, Ph.D. Student, Puspita Ayu Permatasari will be talking about the Borobudur Temple Compounds (Indonesia).
Lorenzo Cantoni will be speaking at "Digitalizza la cultura. Nuove mediazioni dei patrimoni audiovisivi" (in Italian) at Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC) on the 27th of October. The event is organized within the "World Day for Audiovisual Heritage" announced by UNESCO. Register now for free!
The collaboration within the MARKS project is continuing. During the Summer the social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) for the project have been launched. Follow them to stay updated! Moreover, the first newsletter of the project has been published.
USI UNESCO Chair team members met their colleagues and friends from "The most beautiful villages in Switzerland". The Swiss Association is a member of the International Federation of the “Most Beautiful Villages of the World". Stay tuned for news about more collaborations in the future.
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”. Visits to WHSs were part of the programme.
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni and dr. Silvia De Ascaniis participated in this year's symposium. The overall theme of the event was "Embracing New Opportunities in Culture and Heritage for Tourism Diversification".
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”.
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Korkut S., Mele E., Cantoni L. (2021) User Experience and Usability: The Case of Augmented Reality. In: Xiang Z., Fuchs M., Gretzel U., Höpken W. (eds) Handbook of e-Tourism. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05324-6_62-1