Pluriverse perspectives in designing for a cultural heritage context in the digital age

Jonna Häkkilä, Siiri Paananen, Mari Suoheimo, Maija Mäkikalli

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Interactive technologies are increasingly being applied to the cultural heritage design context; digital archives, online exhibitions, and interactive museum pieces have become common approaches in the digital age. In this chapter, we explore how interactive technology can be used for sensitive cultural heritage contexts, discussing how to include decolonising design and pluriverse as an approach. Three case studies are presented, where the design context includes indigenous Sámi cultural heritage, a World War II memorial and archival materials. In these examples, digital technologies, including virtual reality and digital 3D models, are used to create interactive experiences with cultural heritage. We approach the topic through participa-tory design methodology and research through design approach. Our work can be useful when designing cultural heritage content for museums, digital cultural heritage sites and games, in the end enabling future experiences with more pluralistic and diverse content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtistic Cartography and Design Explorations Towards the Pluriverse
EditorsSatu Miettinen, Enni Mikkonen, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Melanie Sarantou
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-28517-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-24516-4, 978-1-032-25823-2
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies


  • decolonising design
  • pluriverse
  • cultural heritage
  • technology
  • research through design
  • participatory design
  • human-computer interaction

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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