[Call for Papers] Cyberparks – Hybrid Heritagescapes as Urban Commons in Mediterranean Cities: accessing the deep – rooted spatial interfaces of cities

  • 30 October to November 2017/ Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Local organizer: The Cyprus Institute


Call for participants

Expressions of interest ar invited from the COST Action TU1306 “Fostering Knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces supported by strategies to improve their use and attractiveness (CYBERPARKS) “to participate in a master/ PhD level training school related to emerging forms of technologically mediated urban landscapes.

Objective of the Training Event is to discuss about and develop digital interfaces and interactive narratives, which will contribute to the exploitation of heritage in Mediterranean cities for the reactivation of neglected urban green spaces through playful engagement, gamification, and storytelling. Heritage can be used to influence positively the social cohesion of neighbourhoods as it could be promoted in such a way that, instead of provoking tensions and division, would offer spaces of inclusion, interesting everyday experiences and provide a sense of belonging to socially excluded communities. The Training Event will study the capacity of ICT for learning and social interaction opportunities in territories of heritage (heritagescapes) that now extend to include urban squares and parks.

Key Dates – submissions

  • 20/06/2017 – Opening the submission period for participants
  • 20/08/2017 – Deadline for applications for participants
  • 05/09/2017 – Results of the evaluation process

Areas of interest

Heritage as driver for urban regeneration and resilience in Mediterranean cities. Participation, co-creation and co-management of built heritage and historic sites Civil interaction in and the design of public spaces ICT, interactive storytelling, play and digital art in public spaces New urban sites/ intergration of forgotten sites in the everyday of the city

Support and Partners

Universidade Lusófona
Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Institutional Membership


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