Under the motto Together@LMU, LMU will bring the LMU community together in numerous events during the summer semester of 2023 to encourage a change of perspective and provide space for the different life paths and designs of all university members.
Protecting California’s Diverse Cultural Heritage through Community-based Participatory Research: New Approaches and Epistemologies
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Nicola Lercari (LMU)
The daily loss of cultural heritage occurring worldwide results in the demise of our collective identity, connection with the past, and understanding of how cultural values shape our present and future. This lecture illustrates new community-based participatory approaches and epistemologies that researchers can use to counter the dramatic loss of a diverse heritage in ways that increase cultural awareness and improve the quality of life for their diverse partner communities.
Professor Lercari will introduce several case studies from California in which citizen science and other emerging technologies, such as Augmented Reality, object digitization, mobile apps for visitors, and open-source collections management software for local museums, have been utilized to address the complexity of protecting cultural heritage and create mutually beneficial relationships between academics and community stakeholders.
Registration is not required. You can find more information on Diversity Initative 2023.