|Digital Cultural Heritage: Future Visions, a Landscape Perspective|
The adoption of the Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage by UNESCO in 2003, formally expanded the concept of heritage to encompass cultural works and informational products either ‘created digitally, or converted into digital form’. The Charter was primarily a response to the concerns of institutions appointed to maintain repositories of public knowledge, such as museums, libraries and archives. The Charter affirms the role of such institutions and acknowledges opportunities to broaden access to historic resources through digital technologies. It also recognises the risks posed by technological obsolescence and the need to address supportive legislation for digital heritage. The Charter’s focus has, however, since been criticised for taking too narrow a view of what has become a rapidly progressing environment of digital tools, technologies and applications.
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University,1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092 China
College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University (Shanghai, China)
Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture – Cultural Landscape Committee (CHSLA CLC)
Experts and scholars from China and abroad
Professor Feng Han, Assistant Professor Chen Yang, Tongji University, China
Professor LI Deren | Wuhan University, China
Topic: Method and Application of Digital Preserving for Cultural Heritage - From Mogao Grottoes to Chi Lin Nunnery (By Prof. Li Deren and Prof. Zhu Yixuan)
Resume: LI Deren is a professor and PhD supervisor at Wuhan University. Prof. Li is a member of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics. Prof. Li received his PhD from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and is an Honorary Doctor of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland. Professor Li is an internationally renowned expert and educator in photogrammetry, remote sensing and geoinformatics, and an active strategic scientist in the field of Earth observation. Prof. Li is currently Director of the Academic Committee of Wuhan University, Director of the Geospatial Information Technology Collaborative Innovation Center, and Chairman of the Wuhan Science and Technology Association. Prof. Li has successfully supervised over 200 PhD candidates, published 11 books and over 850 papers, which have been cited over 24,000 times. Prof. Li Deren has won the National Science and Technology Progress Award (Innovation Team) and the National Science and Technology Progress Awards five times (4 of which ranked first and 1 ranked second). He has won the 2nd National Teaching Achievement Award twice (all ranked first), and the He Liang He Li Science and Technology Progress Award. In 2012, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing awarded him the title of “Honorary Member”, the highest honour in the field with only 10 people from all over the world enjoying this honor.
Professor Tim Winter | The University of Western Australia, Australia
Topic: The Digital Silk Roads: Heritage across bordersResume: Professor Winter is a sociologist by training and a university academic. Having previously held positions in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, he has recently taken up a professorship in Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Western Australia. His work centres on the cultural past as a vector of nationalism, diplomacy, geopolitics and economic development. He is currently writing two books on heritage diplomacy. The first examines the China's Belt and Road Initiative, and the revival of the Silk Roads for the 21st century. Fascinating questions are arising around the use of history and heritage to advance trade and diplomatic relations across the Eurasia region. The second volume explores heritage diplomacy as a conceptual and historical issue. It addresses the role culture and heritage conservation have played in international relations, and how they come to be institutionally structured via an elaborate dance of cosmopolitanism and national interest. Professor Winter’s other key research area focuses on built environment sustainability in the context of rapid urban development in Asia and the Gulf. Casting its focus on air conditioning, this work considers how everyday material cultures and social practices associated with thermal comfort enable, reflect and constitute broader ideological abstractions of modernity, progress and development. The aim is to rethink the use of everyday technologies and the cultural changes necessary for more sustainable lifestyles.
Dr Tom Brigden | Purcell Architects, Master Planners, Heritage Consultants, United Kingdom
Topic: Digital Tools for Heritage Management and Construction
Resume: Tom has technical skills as an Architect as well as historical research and reporting skills. He graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture with the T. Alwyn Lloyd Scholarship for Best Performance 2009. He has teaching experience in architectural education, having tutored and lectured at Cardiff University, Newcastle University, the Architectural Association and the Washington Alexandria Architecture Centre, Washington D.C. Tom’s doctoral dissertation was commended as ‘outstanding’ at the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2014.
Associate Professor Mario Santana | Carleton University, Canada
Topic: Harnessing digital workflows for the understanding, promotion and participation in the conservation of heritage sites by meeting both ethical and technical challenges
Resume: Mario Santana-Quintero, is an associate professor at department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Carleton University. He is also the Director of the NSERC Create program Heritage Engineering based at the Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS). He is also a guest professor at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven). Along with his academic activities, he serves as Vice President of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and he is the past president of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA). Furthermore, he has been a Getty Conservation Institute scholar and he collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for The Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, ICCROM, World Monuments Fund, UNDP, Welfare Association, and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi.
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