Migrating Heritage and approaches to digital storytelling

Migrating Heritage and approaches to digital storytelling

Migrating Heritage and approaches to digital storytelling
INSITE Workshop - Narrations and communities: building communities for making citizenship, Modena, Italy, 12th April 2014
Dr Perla Innocenti


Insite Project

April 14, 2014


  1. Migrating Heritage and approaches to digital storytelling INSITE Workshop -

    Narrations and communities: building communities for making citizenship, Modena, Italy, 12th April 2014 Dr Perla Innocenti
  2. The power of great stories vs. technology About

  3. MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations, FP7 SSH,

    Collaborative research project, 9 partners, 4-yrs (2011-2015), EUR 2.7millions MeLa (www.mela-project.eu/) Outputs: publications, exhibitions, network, policy inputs to the EC
  4. Cultural network research: MeLa RF03 core topics http://wp3.mela-project.eu/

  5.  Shift from identity-marking heritage of European nation-states to a

    contemporary ‘migrating heritage’: ‒ Encompassing migration and mobility of post-colonial artifacts AND migration of people, technologies and disciplines ‒ Driving unbound cultural identities continuously evolving and reshaping themselves, letting them interweave in networks, in pathways of exchange and contamination ‒ Crossing boundaries and joining forces in cultural networks and partnerships to address new emerging challenges of social inclusion, cultural dialogue, new models of citizenship and national belonging Propos ing the new concept of Migrating Heritage
  6. Museum Europäischer Kulturen Cultural Policy, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue Division

    Culture policy and intercultural dialogue unit Living Library
  7. • "Digital storytelling" is a relatively new term which describes

    the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'. Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, and can be interactive • The term "digital storytelling" can also cover a range of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games) • It is sometimes used to refer to film-making in general (Wikipedia 2014) Digital s torytelling
  8. There is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only

    storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ. This doesn’t mean it cannot be challenging to tell a story people react upon online. On any given moment, hundreds of stories are unfolding around you, on Facebook, Twitter, and in niche social spaces. Many of them are much more interesting than anything a museum can possibly offer, at least, in the right here right now [...]. So, how do you tell a story in the digital age that stands out, captures people’s attention and gets them to act, engage with your institution? (Visser 2012) Digital s torytelling and mus eums (I)
  9. We’re looking for: People that help museums stay relevant in

    the 21st century. Job title: community manager, digital engagement officer, online marketeer, audience curator, hands-on project manager, educator (etc. etc.). (Visser 2013) Digital s torytelling and mus eums (I-bis )
  10. In a museum, ‘what we try to do with what

    we think about’ is to engage in a series of relationships with objects, text and other human beings, followed by pauses, reflections, evaluation, plans. The user completing the museum as a cognitive environment , the user informing the museum as a figure within its system of meanings, the user going beyond the museum into the surrounding environment , and the user becoming the mindful actor of one life, engaged by the museum in an experience of the new. (Carr 2003) Digital s torytelling and mus eums (II)
  11. Migrating heritage and digital s torytelling: people, proces s es

    and emerging themes from cas e s tudies Cultural identity Cultural dialogue Cultural memory Social recognition Language skills Work skills Planning Producing Sharing
  12. • Overview of 9 case studies (out of 24) selected

    for this workshop • Museums, libraries, a foundation, a project, a research institute • Stories about migration and social inclusion • 8 audios/videos excerpts between 1-3 mins + 1 text • English, German, French, Italian • Which story resonates the most with you? In the next slides…
  13. Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (CNHI) http://www.histoire-immigration.fr/ http://www.histoire-immigration.fr/histoire-de-l-immigration/histoires-singulieres

  14. European Cultural Foundation (ECF) http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/ www.docnextnetwork.org http://www.docnextnetwork.org/media-collection/

  15. On their own. Britain’s Child Migrants http://otoweb.cloudapp.net/ http://otoweb.cloudapp.net/oral-histories/

  16. Roma Routes project http://www.romaroutes.eu/

  17. http://www.museenkoeln.de/koelnisches-stadtmuseum/ http://bloganubhab.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/blickwinkel_flyer.pdf Kölnisches Stadtmuseum: Blickwinkel project

  18. ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/ http://www02.zkm.de/agacyasikenegilir/index.php

  19. http://www.istoreco.re.it/ Reggiane Factory project - Istoreco

  20. Europeana 1914-1918 http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en

  21. Living Library – Biblioteca Vivente di Verona http://bibliotecavivente.com/

  22. ‘communication protocols’ ‘cultural connectors of time and space’ ‘global and

    local dimensions of identity, space and local society’ (Manuel Castells [2001] 2010) Cultural connectors
  23. Technology is nothing without a great s tory.

  24. 1. Is your story special and about your audience? How

    does it connect and resonate with your audience? 2. What is the long-term value of your story? 3. Who can tell your story? 4. Where do you tell your story? 5. Does your story helps create real life connections? How? 6. What is the added value of using digital technologies? 7. How are you going to sustain how your story is told? 8. Did you address copyright issues? 9. What about interoperability? 10.How are you going to monitor and assess public engagement with your story? Take-away points for mus eums
  25. None
  26. Grazie! perla.innocenti@glasgow.ac.uk http://wp3.mela-project.eu/

  27. David Carr, The promise of cultural institutions, Altamira Press, Lanham

    2003 Manuel Castells. 2010. Museums in the Information Era: cultural connectors of time and space, in Museums in a Digital Age, edited by R. Parry. Oxon: Routledge, 427-434. Perla Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2014. Migrating Heritage. Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate Innocenti, Perla, ed. 2012. European Crossroads: Museums, Cultural Dialogue and Interdisciplinary Networks in a Transnational Perspective. Milano: Politecnico di Milano Jasper Visser, Digital storytelling: How to tell a story that stands out in the digital age?, The Museum of the Future, 2012 Jasper Vissen, A job description for future museum professional, The Museum of the Future, 2013 Wikipedia, Digital Storytelling, 2014