Capacity building

Time Machine @ 6th OECD Summer Academy

Date: 19 September 2023 (online)
Speakers: Ilaria Manzini (Local Time Machines Manager) & Sander Münster (Project Scouting Service Lead Strategist and Secretary TMO)

Disrupting tradition: How digital technology is changing the cultural and creative processes

Ilaria Manzini and Sander Münster from the Time Machine Organisation have the pleasure to introduce Time Machine as an alliance dedicated to research, data development and public engagement in the field of digital cultural heritage within the 6th Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development. In doing so, the Virtual and Smart Tourism Partnership, initiated and lead by the Time Machine Organisation with financial support by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will be presented. Furthermore, the potential of the Local Time Machine ecosystem for the cultural and creative sector will be explored zooming in on the Amsterdam Time Machine as an example of how knowledge of the past can prove to be an effective resource in shaping urban futures.

Time Machine will be presented within the session Cultural Access and Heritage Preservation in the Virtual World which ” […] will explore how digital technologies can create new visitor experiences, while making heritage more inclusive and accessible. It will deal with applications of the latest technology by cultural institutions and heritage organisations to reach out to new audiences, and engage visitors in sharing their stories.” (Please see enclosed course outline below for reference.)

Background information: The summer academy

The Summer Academy provides capacity building for policy makers and representatives of cultural and creative industries (CCIs). At the end of the course participants will:

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the sector, its needs and dynamics;
  • Develop expertise in putting in place effective and integrated strategies and policy frameworks to uncap the full potential of CCIs as drivers for local economic growth, job creation and inclusion.

The Summer Academy for CCIs started as a three-year project in 2018-2020. The success of the project, and the constant demand for capacity building activities from the sector, strongly contributed to the decision to continue the project and organise a fourth and a fifth edition. The sixth edition will take place between 18-20 September 2023 in digital format, and will be followed by an onsite module from 27-29 September 2023 in Trento, Italy.

The event is organised by the European Creative Business Network, EIT Culture & Creativity, the Trentino School of Management and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Trento Centre for Local Development.

For further information, please see the course outline below.