The POEM project participated in the 5th Biennial Conference ACHS 2020 FUTURES of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) which ran as a fully virtual conference from 26th to 30th August 2020. Inge Zwart, Quoc-Tan Tran, Cassandra Kist and Suanne Boersma chaired and presented their research on “Infrastructures and future possibilities for participation”. In a second curated session, the POEM Fellows Franziska Mucha, Myrto Theocharidou, Lorenz Widmaier and Angeliki Tzouganatou discussed their preliminary findings on “Participatory memory practices: Human-centred approaches to digital heritage collections”. Anne Chahine and Asnath Kambunga were part of the stand-alone paper sessions on the sub-themes “Heritage and Time” and „Inclusive heritage through digital participation?”. The POEM-ETN was showcased in the poster presentation on “Digital Archive of Forgotten Memories: Exploring the Need to Forget Arts and Creative Practice” by Anne Chahine and Inge Zwart and in the curated session on “Digital heritage-making processes for envisioning inclusive futures” by Prof. Dr. Gertraud Koch and Samantha Lutz in collaboration with Dr. Areti Gallani (Newcastle University) and Prof. Dr. Maria Economou (University of Glasgow) in collaboration with the H2020 EU projects CoHERE and EMOTIVE.
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