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Walkthrough videos | Art Pluriverse 2020

For the course programme for creating FAIR Community Archives, there were released two walkthrough videos on digital technologies in relation to textiles and documentation of local histories in a wiki format.


Susanna Ånäs created a video tutorial regarding Wikidocumentaries project.

Wikidocumentaries builds a platform for citizen participation in cultural history. It brings together data, texts and media from Wikimedia projects and intertwines them with openly available content from other open repositories and the users themselves. It engages anyone in exploring the accumulated knowledge, to bring their contributions together with it, and to recombine it all into stories.
For the memory organization, Wikidocumentaries offers a platform for crowdsourcing. For the amateur and expert researchers it provides a peer community and tools for discovery and interpretation. From the point of view of the open environments, it helps to curate masses of content before they are added in the open platforms. Wikidocumentaries explores the challenges of shared small history by looking for best practices serving privacy and ethics in the online sharing environments.

Susanna Ånäs (MA) is a photographer and media artist by background. She works with GLAM-Wiki and Open GLAM in Wikimedia, Open Knowledge and Creative Commons to advocate releasing content and data openly and about the benefits of sharing. She has special interest in working with microhistory and Traditional Knowledge. During 2021–22 she will join developing the Creative Commons Global Network as a member of the Executive Committee. Recent projects include the online cultural hackathon Hack4OpenGLAM at the Creative Commons Summit 2020, the initiation of a local history wiki Paikallishistoriawiki and a local archiving project The Central Park Archives in Maunula, Helsinki.


Puspita Ayu Permatasari shared a video on her project iWareBatik

Batik is a textile-making tradition in Indonesia that was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.  iWareBatik is a digital platform that is designed to showcase and communicate the exceptional cultural values of Batik tradition that is protected by UNESCO as the legacy of humanity. iWareBatik stands for “I am aware of Batik”, “interactive software of Batik” and “I wear Batik”. The online platform serves to help international and Indonesian Batik stakeholders to identify the variety of Batik textiles, philosophical values behind the motif, its place of origin, and useful information about local producers. Since Batik characterises the culture of each region in Indonesia, iWareBatik platform also features information about Indonesian tourism overview related to Batik in 34 provinces across Indonesia. The creation of iWareBatik digital technologies is also aimed at raising the awareness of people towards sustainable tourism and preservation of UNESCO heritage properties (WHSs/ICH) in Indonesia. This project is realised thanks to the supports from Indonesian LPDP scholarship, Sobat Budaya Association, USI eLab, USI UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland. 

Puspita is of Indonesian origin. Her PhD research is focusing on the linkage and the communication model of UNESCO intangible heritage of Indonesian Batik textiles with global fashion and tourism. Her research output will provide theoretical background of ICT that is used to communicate the outstanding universal values of Batik as fashion heritage within tourism domain. Her study also involves the human-computer interaction (HCI) in service design and the creation digital technology applications dedicated for Batik in forms of website and mobile app.