In divided societies emerging from war, monuments communicate important memories, shared grief, pride or solidarity, but they can also signify partisan claims to territory, moral and military superiority and perpetuate militant attitudes. They are of social, cultural, psychological, economic, political, international and educational significance. But how do consumption and perception change over time? Could visitors be engaged by digital media technologies to experience the plurality of memories and develop empathy and recognition of the cultural heritage of war beyond one-sided narratives? This interdisciplinary session will canvas some of the variables and challenges associated with the gamification of contested heritage sites.
When? Tuesday 12th May 2015, 16.30-17.30
Where? Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, KG01
Speakers: Dr Avital Biran, Dr Melanie Klinkner, Dr Feng Tian & Dr Schwandner-Sievers