Promoter invited to Agorà 2013, Siena 26-27 september 2013


The annual event organized by Polis (Polo di Innovazione delle Tecnologie per la Città Sostenibile – Innovation Pole of the Technologies for a Sustainable City) was held in the Engineering College of Siena’s University on the 26th – 27th September 2013. Two days of debate about the “Smart Specialization Strategy” general topic, structured on the three Polis themes MOBILITY (flow management and planning of the transport processes), CULTURAL HERITAGE (preservation, management and use) and SUSTAINABLE BUILDING (new building materials, energy systems): the talk was focused on technology, tourism, urban logistics, culture, storytelling, agrifood, green cities. The main Tuscan firms, experts and national and international excellences of the field took part in the event.

Promoter has been invited to attend the meeting in particolar to the morning's session called "Focus Group on Smart Specialization Strategy" and the afternoon’s session “Museum is Territory, Territory is Museum”.

The debate of the Focus Group has been particularly interesting. The meeting was reserved to a selected group of enterpreneurs and coordinators of University research teams working on innovation projects in the domain of the cultural heritage. The Focus Group has been the occasion to meet with a very operative approach,  among experts who discussed about their different experiences. The encounter was aiming to develop a working document that Polis - Polo di Innovatione Toscano delle Tenologie per la Città Sostenibile - will deliver to the Tuscany Region to contribute to the development the the regional programme 2014-2020. The participants presented their point of view about targets, roadmaps, challenges and opportunities for the development of an innovative way to transfer and benefit of cultural heritage.

In the frame of the event, the project “Europeana Photography” (European Ancient Photographic Vintage Repositories of Digitized Pictures of Historic Quality) has been represented by  Dr. Antonella Fresa. (download the presentation here)

EuropeanaPhotography is a digitisation project co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Leuven.  The project plays a key role in ensuring that digital content related to ancient photography is accessible in Europeana. In fact, Europeana has an impressive mass of images mostly representing cultural objects while photographic images, the early ones in particular, are underrepresented. Europeana Photography will fill this gap by providing photographic masterpieces from 1839 – with the first example of images from Fox Talbot and Daguerre – to the beginning of the Second World War (1939).

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