Culture and Technology – “On the Road to Québec” online workshops (2021)

Author: General Secretariat of the OWHC
Category: Reference Books
Year: 2021
Language: English (Spanish and French also available)


Summary: In its Culture, Urban Future report (2016), UNESCO attributed to culture the role of catalyst for sustainable development in urban areas, affirming that culture is at the heart of urban renewal and innovation. However, during the pandemic, several World Heritage cities and their culture and heritage stakeholders faced significant challenges caused by the closure of historic sites and museums. More than ever, new technologies represent one of the key elements for organizations to continue to reach the public. Besides, new models of aid measures have been established to enable artists and artisans to cope with the crisis.

The workshops took place between February 9 and March 18, 2021 and the topics were inspired by the theme chosen for the 16th World Congress of the OWHC “Enhancing Livability in World Heritage Cities”, by the global COVID-19 crisis as well as by the more general challenges that await cities in the 21st century.