Lugano & Val Müstair, Switzerland

LeVERAGE ICTs for Tourism Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism for preserving LiVing hERitAGE

when 24 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week

The 2019 Summer School of the UNESCO chair will take place in Switzerland: the activities of the first two days (August 24th and 25th) will be run within the 2019 edition of the MEM Summer Summit in Lugano, then the group will move to Val Müstair, home to the Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The focus this time is on living heritage, which is living practices and expressions passed down from generation to generation and constantly recreated by communities in response to their environment, their relationship with nature and their history. The importance of living heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted. Lectures, visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Biospheres reserves, hands-on exercises and a range of formal and informal activities will allow participants to understand how to leverage ICTs for a sustainbale tourism that is able to preserve and transmit living heritage.

*Those who can not participate in person, can attend the “Virtual Summer School”, which will make accessible resources and presentation videos etc. based on the on-place experience. An interactive eLearning platform will be active during the two weeks of the Summer School. All contents (presentations, videos, images, audio recordings etc.) will be archived for further access and usage after the Summer School.

Course leader

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Dr. Silvia De Ascaniis

Target group

Advanced Master students; PhD students; Post Docs; World Heritage Site managers; DMOs; Interested tourism and heritage professionals

Fee info

CHF 0: Participation for two weeks
CHF 150: Participation only in Virtual School