Digital Cities: A Collaborative Engagement with Urban Heritage

Book Section

The urban body is never at rest, the changing needs and desires of inhabitants in the present – with an eye to possible futures – continually shaping, and being shaped by, the urban fabric of the past. No single narrative can capture this ongoing negotiation between place and people; it must be understood as a plurality of narratives bound into the urban body. In this paper we will we present ‘Digital Cities’, a multi-disciplinary, cross university collaborative undergraduate course exploring the use of new tools, techniques and methods from digital and spatial research in the mediation of historical material culture and the built environment. We will argue that such platforms can enrich and diversify the possibilities for digital storytelling within scholarly, educational and creative settings, both within and outside of academia.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Szabo, VE; Senior, T; Wiencek, F

Published Date

  • November 2013

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Book Title

  • Proceedings of the 2013 International Digital Heritage Congress

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 352

Published By

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 978-1-4799-3169-9