To facilitate the rurAllure pilots’ brainstorming in the creation of multimedia contents, Estefanía López Salas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architectural Design, Urbanism and Composition at the University of A Coruña (Spain), developed a review of narrative models on cultural heritage storytelling.
In her paper, the team presents a collection of 22 case studies from which six distinctive groups of narrative practices emerge: sound-walks, wearable guides, context-aware games, simulations, digital exhibitions, and cultural wayfinding. All cases studies disrupt traditional notions of storytelling consumption and foster new relationships between people and places of interest that may lead to advancements in the pilgrimage context.
This collection of best practices and actions utilize the latest digital technologies and innovative strategies for producing meaningful narratives, mainly about cultural heritage sites. All of them are focused on the active engagement of users with particular locations of interest. By doing so, their creators try to enhance tourists’ experiences while they explore or travel to places with cultural, natural, or historical significance.
One of the project goals of rurAllure H2020 project is to create narratives to be offered to pilgrims over successive days with the integration of state-of-the-art technology. This way, hidden rural heritage will be discoverable and pilgrims will have the opportunity to actively engage with rural places nearby, their local communities, identity, and culture.
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Copyright: © 2021 López Salas E. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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