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2023:Program/GLAM, Heritage, and Culture/XDVSWJ-Wiki Loves Living Heritage Bazaar

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Title: Wiki Loves Living Heritage Bazaar


Susanna Ånäs

Susanna coordinates the activities of the AvoinGLAM working group of Open Knowledge Finland in Helsinki. She is passionate about representing everyone’s culture and history online, and tackles the challenges of that in her work. The ethical questions of online sharing are especially crucial in this context. Image: Sebastiaan ter Burg CC BY 2.0

Alan Ang

Hello there! My name is Alan (he/him). I am a Partner Manager at Wikimedia Deutschland. I am mainly responsible for reaching out to and onboard global institutions to the linked open data web via Wikidata and Wikibase projects. Apart from my full-time role at Wikimedia Germany, I am passionate about building up the Wiki community, Open Government projects and promoting the linked open data web across the world. When I was the Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic (until 2020) pro-bono basis, I pushed for the digitisation of cultural and heritage sites to start digital tourism and promoted open data in various government agencies.

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 10:40:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Wiki Loves Living Heritage invites Wikimedians, intangible cultural heritage authorities and organizations and heritage practitioners come together to showcase and develop activities in the Wiki Loves Living Heritage campaign. It is a wiki initiative to pay tribute to the 20 years of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Living heritage is celebrated throughout the world in 2023, marking the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Wiki Loves Living Heritage is a wiki initiative that pays tribute to the anniversary and invites heritage communities, Wikimedia volunteers, safeguarding organizations and authorities around the world to document and share Living Heritage together.

Living Heritage, or intangible cultural heritage, stands for practices, knowledge and skills that have been passed on through generations and are still valuable and in use today. It includes for example oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills related to crafts.

Wiki Loves Living Heritage wishes to bring the communities together to share and to learn each other’s skills and practices. Sharing information openly on Wikimedia platforms can help in safeguarding living heritage practices. At the same time it is important to adopt ethical considerations in online sharing to protect living heritage from exploitation. Many kinds of activities can take place under the Wiki Loves Loves Living Heritage umbrella from data and media imports to photo walks or seminars.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The project highlights cultures, especially local and indigenous ones, from all over the world. It is supposed to work as an antidote to monoculture, encouraging everyone to express their identities. The focus is not only on tradition, but the way in which people bridge between the past and the future.

The project is a global collaboration between living heritage authorities and organizations, Wikimedia affiliates and the heritage practitioners themselves. The goal is to learn each other’s best practices in safeguarding, documenting and sharing living heritage.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand