Bridges to the Future: Conservation, Science, Technology & Education in Stola

Community Partnership, Heritage and New Technology for a Better Future

This project worked with a variety of partners and stakeholders to create a shared vision for heritage in Stolac, Bosnia & Herzegovina, a historic city that was mostly destroyed during by war in the 1990s. Together, project partners developed an innovative, digital model in the form of augmented reality application.

The model was developed through educational activities carried out during the project and is serving to rehabilitate the image of the historic town of Stolac. Through the project activities, we aimed to increase the professional capacities in conservation/restoration and create a notion of cultural understanding. Different target groups have engaged in mapping, imaging and viewing similar cultural heritage examples in the wider region of Stolac, encouraging participation in utilizing heritage as a potential source of social-economic development.

Through educational workshops, primarily the Regional Restoration Camps), a network of young professionals from all parts of BiH and the region has been created. The project connected tour operators and local actors in the area and has encouraged new generations to be promoters and guardians of cultural heritage.

Location :

Sarajevo, Junik, Tirana, Gjirokastra

Project dates :

2012 - 2014

Donor :

Swedish Government, European Union, USAID

In collaboration with :

CHwB BiH, Foundation Tecnalia – Research & Innovation, Spain Association of Artist Deblokada, Bosnia & Herzegovina Tourist Association Stari Grad, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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