Re-contextualizing Built Environments: Critical and Inclusive HCI Approaches for Cultural Heritage

Linda Hirsch, Siiri Paananen, Eva Hornecker, Luke Hespanhol, Tsvi Kuflik, Tatiana Losev, Jonna Häkkilä

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Cultural heritage is often questioned for its relevance or criticized for representing an incomplete picture of the past. Interactive technologies can bring up new viewpoints, and alternative narratives, or intensify or provoke the user experience when cultural heritage is accessed. They can be utilized in contextualized built environments, which foster meaningful experiences, understanding, and relationships. Our workshop aims at identifying design approaches from a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) perspective for the re-contextualization of built environments through the discussion and co-design with participants. Furthermore, approaches should enable the critical discourse about and increase inclusive access and shaping of cultural heritage. The workshop targets HCI researchers focusing on cultural heritage and urban or human-building interaction design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2023
Subtitle of host publication19th IFIP TC13 International Conference, York, UK, August 28 – September 1, 2023, Proceedings, Part IV
EditorsJosé Abdelnour Nocera, Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-42293-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-42292-8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2023
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERARCT 2023: 19th IFIP TC13 International Conference - Computer Science Building, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 20231 Sept 2023

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERARCT 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • cultural heritage
  • engagement
  • historical built environment
  • human-building interaction
  • museum
  • preservation
  • public place

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design
  • History and archaeology


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