The purpose of this workshop is to promote knowledge exchange between academics in the UK and India as well as with IT industries based in Bengaluru, concerning how digital technologies can be used to help develop cultural, arts, heritage and relevant business practices at the community level in rural areas. India and the UK both have exceedingly rich, entangled and multi-faceted cultural identities to draw upon and digital technologies offer a further medium in which this can be expressed or developed. Yet, the very activity of doing this is in itself not straightforward as it raises a number of challenges for individuals and communities alike. This workshop will therefore begin to address this through divulging experiences in a participatory environment.
The workshop will consist of both research presentations (showcasing work from the UK and India) and a variety of participatory sessions, whereby participants would be able to breakout into smaller groups to work collaboratively in addressing the workshop aims. To engage more deeply with issues faced by cultural practitioners, a field trip to the Oriental Research Institute in Mysore is arranged for you which will take us out of Bangalore to give a more grounded experience of research projects being conducted ‘on-the-ground’ in India.
through the knowledge generated in relevant research projects that have or are taking place within India and the UK.
Map out where there are issues of divergence and convergence between such work conducted in India and the UK.
See if there is the possiblity of future research collaborations and to develop potential future projects
Discuss what technologies have been shown to work in different locations
To locate possible sources of funding for future projects
Find the right people to collaborate with for your future projects.
Meet. Discuss. Collaborate
Field Day: Mysore Trip