PLUGGY addresses the need of the society to be actively involved in cultural heritage activities, not only as an observer, but also as a maintainer, creator and a major influencing factor.
A heritage that is everywhere, and relevant to everyday life, is one of the preconditions for genuine sustainability. Currently, there are not adequate ICT tools to support citizens in their everyday activities in shaping cultural heritage and be shaped by it. Existing applications and repositories for heritage dissemination do not really create heritage communities. Social platforms certainly offer potential to build networks, but they have not been exploited yet with regards to cultural heritage promotion and integration in people’s everyday life.
PLUGGY, the Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation, aims to bridge this gap by providing the necessary tools to allow users to share their local knowledge and everyday experience with others, together with the contribution of cultural institutions, building extensive networks around a common area interest, connecting the past, the present and the future.
PLUGGY’s Final Event is approaching and will be held on 20th November 2019 in the Technopolis City of Athens, Greece! You can now start registering here.
During the Final Event the project’s consortium will unveil its findings and provide opportunities for discussion concerning the best practices and lessons learnt around local and participative cultural heritage.
A parallel exhibition will showcase the PLUGGY’s Social Platform, Curatorial Tool and four developed apps, as well as the performed pilots, which were held in four different museums both in Greece and Slovakia, while promoting dialogue between the attendees and the presenting partners. Invited projects will also present their work at the exhibition.
Moreover, during the Final Event the PLUGGY AppChallenge winner who will get the 4000 euro award will be announced.
When: 20 November 2019
Where:Technopolis City of Athens