“Revival of European cultural organization through Higher-education-driven open innovation”

1st eCHOing project webinar

PROGRAMME–Hybrid Event

Date: 07/09/2022
Venue: Online,
Registration Page: https://ntnu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOiqrTgtG9QatLRQIQsfJb-OXT6cgclW

“An online webinar on synergies between universities and cultural heritage organisations with open innovation as means of convergence”

About the workshop

Coronavirus has given a great chance to reanimate the connection between Higher Education (HE) and society and enable them to assume even more energetically their role and responsibilities towards European citizens.

The Erasmus+ eCHOING project presents an open access publication showcasing practices in the revival of European cultural organization.

In general, eCHOIng addresses HE staff and students in the field of Cultural Heritage, from a wide range of relevant research fields, including Cultural Studies, (Art) History, Memory studies, Digital Humanities, Cultural Economics and software engineering.

Speakers of the event

George Papaioannou, University of Aegean, Corfu
Dr. Stella Sylaiou, Adjunct Lecturer, School of Social Sciences,Hellenic Open University
Alexandra Angeletaki, eCHOing Coordinator NTNU University
Anna Mavroudi, eCHOing partner, Women’s federation of the Cyclades

Who is it for?

The event is addressed to Higher Education staff and students who deal with Cultural Heritage and to Medium-sized and small cultural organizations.

About eCHOING?

eCHOing is an Erasmus+ project that aims to create collaborative opportunities between Higher Education Institutions and Cultural Organizations through Open Innovation.

Programme (Hours in CET)

Opening words from Marit Reitan, Pro-rector of education at NTNU

13.30-13.35: Welcome by host organization, Federation of Women’s Association in Cyclades

13.35-14.00: Presentation of the eCHOing  project, and eCHOing partners Alexandra Angeletaki, Coordinator, NTNU

14.00-14.30: eCHOing Associated partners introduce their organizations 

14.30-14.55: Presentation of the open access publication showcasing practices for the revival of European cultural organisations through open innovation, Anna Mavroudi, OSYGY, PR1 leader

Coffee Break 5 minutes

15.00-15.30: Paintings talking to children: the development and the impact of a co-created augmented reality application connecting students and paintings from the Corfu Art Gallery, Greece, George Papaioannou, Associate Professor, University of Aegean, Corfu, (via zoom) with Q & A

This presentation relates to the digital application of augmented reality ” Paintings talking to children…”, which was generated on the AURASMA platform via a co-creation process involving the Ionian University, the Corfu Art Gallery and elementary-school students from Corfu. Five well-known paintings come alive and talk to visitors/students on the screen of their mobile phone or tablet. We discuss the co-creation process in terms of successes, pitfalls and impact.

15.30-15.50: Promoting active citizenship through Higher education and communities, Dr. Stella Sylaiou, Adjunct Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University (via zoom) with Q & A

The paper draws experience from an ongoing project promoting active citizenship. Come2Art is a Erasmus+ project where art university students and society work together to co-create hubs connecting community members and artists / cultural workers for life skills application, boosting creative resilience (O3), including delivery of training and mini artistic collective projects but also through an inclusive approach, promoting active citizenship.

15.50-16.00: Conclusions by Milena Dobreva, University of Sofia

Our speakers

Picture of Georgious PapaioannouDr. Georgios Papaioannou (gpapaioa@ionio.gr) Associate Professor at the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. His research interests lie in museology, digital humanities, archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arab World, cultural studies, and IT applications including heritage documetation, Big Data and mobile applications. He has lectured, excavated, and conducted museum and cultural heritage work internationally (Europe, Arab World). He is the General-Secretary of the Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies, Director of the Museology Research Lab at the Ionian University (Greece), member of the Pool of Experts of the European Museum Academy, and a member of ICOM and EUROPEANA Research Groups.  

Picture of Stella SylaiouDr. Stella Sylaiou Her background is in Humanities (BSc. History, Archaeology and History of Art at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ AUTh, Greece). She has an M.Sc. in Archaeological Computing (University of Southampton, UK); an MA in Museology (AUTh), and a Ph.D. on Virtual Museums and the promotion of arts and culture with new technologies from the Inter-departmental Postgraduate Programme, Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments (AUTh), partially funded by the Marie Curie Scholarship for the Transfer of Knowledge in the Graduate Centre of the School of Science and Technology (Centre of VLSI and Computer Graphics, University of Sussex, UK). She has done extensive research on experimental museology and digital heritage, with an emphasis on virtual museums. She is an expert in designing, applying, and evaluating digital solutions for cultural environments, working at the forefront of virtual experiences since 2003.

Picture of Alexandra AngeletakiAlexandra Angeletaki is a Senior Researcher at NTNU UB and Project coordinator for eCHOing ERASMUS +  project, which gained funding to work on the recovery of Cultural Heritage through Open innovation initiatives in collaboration with 5 other European universities and 29 small cultural organisations in 5 lands. Norway, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Estonia. She is a Senior Research Librarian at NTNU University, Library. A Classical Archaeologist by training working  for NTNU in the field of cultural heritage, digital collections management and Digital Heritage.  Her research focuses on collaborative learning through game technologies and the integration of digital technologies in archive and museum’s dissemination strategies. She has led several DH projects and i s a member of the Europeana Members board ENA.

Milena DobrevaDr Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics and at GATE Institute “Big data for smart society” at Sofia University, Bulgaria. Her main research interests are in digital cultural heritage, data spaces for cultural heritage and media and information literacy, including research on disinformation. In 2004, she was the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria. In 2008⎯2011, she worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with research and development projects funded by the EC, JISC, the European Digital Library Foundation, and the Scottish Funding Council. In 2012⎯2017, Milena was a resident Associate Professor in the University of Malta where she expanded the degree  portfolio of the Library Information & Archive Sciences Department and brought its first ever EC-funded project, Civic Epistemologies. In 2017, she joined the University College London in its Doha campus, where she led in the introduction of four pathways within the MA programme in Library and Information Studies delivered in UCL Qatar. One of the internationally acclaimed contributions of her work is hosting the booksprint which delivered the book ‘Open a GLAM Lab’ exploring innovative practices and datafication of cultural heritage collections. She is a member of the editorial board of the IFLA Library Journal and currently serves as a Europeana Network Association Board member.

Picture of Anna MavroudiAnna Mavroudi is the Vice President of OSYGY (Federation of Women Associations “Kores of Cyclades, Greece). With a BA in English Studies and an MA in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory, she is currently a high school manageress in Kea island, Cyclades. Holding a permanent position in the Greek Ministry of Education since 2002, she has worked in European and international relations and vocational and adult learning departments. She also served as CEO in the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation. Her professional expertise includes lifelong learning, quality assurance and compensatory education. She has broad experience in European projects (National Coordinator in INTERREG, project developer in ERASMUS+ K3, K2, Sport) and holds an M.A. in Cultural Studies. She has also co-designed and implemented several projects focused on local development (gender mainstreaming, cultural heritage promotion, environmental volunteering, sports etc.).