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CULTURALITY - CULTUral heritage in RurAL remote areas for creative tourism and sustainabilITY

Duration:
48 months (2024 - 2028)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research - HE - Global Challenges - Culture, creativity and inclusive society
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA
Project identification number:
101132628
PoliTo role:
Partner

Abstract

The main objective of the project is to contribute to the promotion of cultural and creative tourism activities, considering the different capacities, resources, and specificities (material, creative, human...) of the territories, as a mean to help with the sustainable development of peripheral rural areas, favoring job creation and population settlement. For this, the potential of its cultural heritage will be researched, taking into account both the artisan material culture (techniques, materials, patterns and decorative elements), as well as the intangible culture (music, oral knowledge and culinary traditions) as a resource. To promote non-seasonal tourism as a form of sustainable development with a stable population settlement we are going to research the crafts linked to the territory and their implications, but we will also carry out a documentation of the productive processes. First and foremost, we are going to cater to the necessities of the local communities and pay attention to aspects related to societal groups at risk of exclusion, such as women, the elderly and the youth. All this will be developed from a multidisciplinary perspective, for which we will count on the various teams —most of them linked to different countries— that will be part of the consortium. Each of these partners will contribute to the development, as well as to the final result of the project through input directly related to their area of expertise: for example, among the collaborators we have intellectual teams specialized in the digitalization of heritage, research, or communication and dissemination, as well as as various institutions that will act as a testing ground for the more practical parts of the proposal. However, if something will characterize our work, it will be the constant collaboration between all parties, as well as the exchange of advice and experiences that will help to enrich collective knowledge and guarantee optimal results.

People involved

Departments

Partners

  • Applied Arts Scotland SCIO
  • ESPACIO TORMALEO SL
  • JUDETUL MARAMURES
  • LA PONTE-ECOMUSEU
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • Region Värmland
  • STIFTELSEN MUSEUM NORD
  • TARTU ULIKOOL
  • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO - Coordinator
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • URIAXAIT SL
  • ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
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Keywords

ERC sectors

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
SH2_7 - Environmental and climate change, societal impact and policy
SH6_12 - Gender history; Cultural History; History of Collective Identities and Memories

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 11. Rendere le città e gli insediamenti umani inclusivi, sicuri, duraturi e sostenibili|Obiettivo 4. Fornire un’educazione di qualità, equa ed inclusiva, e opportunità di apprendimento per tutti|Obiettivo 5. Raggiungere l’uguaglianza di genere ed emancipare tutte le donne e le ragazze

Budget

Total cost: € 3,000,000.00
Total contribution: € 3,000,000.00
PoliTo total cost: € 321,703.75
PoliTo contribution: € 321,703.75