Place based narratives: supporting the creative re-telling of communities stories through Augmented Reality


Profa. Dra. Karina Echavarria (Brighton University)


Praia de Botafogo, 190 - sala 317


23 de Setembro de 2019, às 16h

This talk will describe research which investigates how local communities can meaningfully connect with local Cultural Heritage through creative and digital experiences. It further explores the use of narrative-based approaches, given the potential for stories to illuminate different viewpoints and interpretations of Cultural Heritage. The talk will present a project in the city of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, in which we are experimenting with novel approaches for creating and re-telling communities' narratives linked to people, objects, sites and events in a geographical area as told by the community. The research proposed the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) Maps, which are physical maps with augmented digital 3D scenes and delivered through Immersive Web technology. This concept is proposed as a means to capture and disseminate the narratives in a way which can enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of objects and sites in their communities. The approach has been tested with 32 children in local primary in order to understand its suitability for community engagement. The evaluation data confirms the potential of such approach to improve the well-being of the children while enabling engagement with the local Cultural Heritage in a creative and interesting way. 

Promoção: Projeto Patrimônio Cultural 3D: o Rio Moderno - Escola de Matemática Aplicada (FGV EMAp) e Escola de Ciências Sociais (FGV CPDOC).
Coordenação: Profas. Dras. Asla Medeiros e Sá e Vivian Fonseca.