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Imagining Heritage in the Digital Dimension

50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series

The digital aspects of heritage are growing enormously, ranging from creating virtual visits and online exhibitions to cataloguing inventory of heritage objects and creating 3D models of archaeological sites. Innovative technology solutions and technological developments, especially artificial intelligence, will continue to help us to create and celebrate the values of heritage in the digital dimension.


Kat Borlongan and Chance Coughenour

Kat Borlongan and Chance Coughenour discussed digital innovation and inclusivity. As thinkers, they explored the interconnection between technologies and heritage, agreeing that an inclusive digital environment is fundamental to promote and share heritage values. 


Refik Anadol and Anab Jain

The dialogue between Refik Anadol and Anab Jain focused mainly on synergies between built heritage and digital technologies. As digital artists, Anadol and Jain elaborated on projects that explore diverse digital tools to imagine a better future for culture and heritage.  


Abeer Abu Ghaith and Vít Šisler

The dialogue between Abeer Abu Ghaith and Vít Šisler centred around respecting different cultural values, and the ways they are shared and transferred.


Rachel Sibande and Johanna Figueira

The dialogue between Rachel Sibande and Johanna Figueira centred around the digital empowerment of communities.


Max Tegmark and Tino Sehgal

The dialogue between Max Tegmark and Tino Sehgal centred around the dangers and opportunities of technological development for heritage.


Jean-Michel Jarre and Ethel Delali Cofie

The dialogue between Jean-Michel Jarre and Ethel D. Cofie mainly addressed the role of digital tools for heritage accessibility.


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Five dialogue sessions covering five themes take place in 2022, each joined by thinkers in paired dialogue from diverse regions. The interdisciplinary dialogues inspire new visions for the next 50 years of World Heritage.

Safeguarding Heritage against Climate Crisis
Imagining Heritage in the Digital Dimension
Heritage in the post-COVID World
Sustainable Tourism & Sustainable Heritage
Towards a Balanced Representation of World Heritage Sites