An approach to enhancing contemporary handmade products with historic narratives

Partarakis, Nikolaos and Karuzaki, Effie and Doulgeraki, Paraskevi and Meghini, Carlo and Beisswenger, Cynthia and Hauser, Hansgeorg and Zabulis, Xenophon (2021) An approach to enhancing contemporary handmade products with historic narratives. The International Journal of Intangible Heritage, 16. pp. 124-141. ISSN 1975-3586

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Traditional crafts involve craft artefacts, materials and tools while encompassing craftsmanship as a form of intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In modern societies, the production of traditional crafts (TCs) has decreased due to the lack of interest and the reduction in the number of practitioners. In this context, we explore modern digital technologies to enhance a contemporary TCs object with digital stories that connect it to the history, society, traditions and values of Europe. Such stories can support new interest in TCs objects by enhancing their meaning, value and uniqueness. In this research work, we have created a handbag that functions both as an accessory and as a contemporary craft that can be experienced to reveal its unique history and identity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: traditional crafts, contemporary craft products, semantic knowledge representation, augmented reality, narratives, storytelling, intangible cultural heritage
Subjects: B Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) > 01 Generalities
B Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) > 03 Oral traditions and expressions, including languages as a vehicle of the ICH
B Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) > 07 Traditional craftsmanship
Depositing User: Mr Jose García Vicente
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2022 22:20
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 22:20

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