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Edutainment, cultural innovation and social inclusion. Fort360, a project for cultural heritage enhancement

Study Field
Culture and tourism
Summary
The project presented in this paper deals with the problem of enhancing dismissed cultural heritage, focusing on a group of 19th-century forts in the surroundings of Rome. Based on a bottom-up perspective, the project uses low-cost digital instruments and is addressed to a broad user base. By means of 360° video footages, a free app and Google Cardboard, these forts, often inaccessible for conservation or military reasons, are made virtually accessible and are used to communicate history with an immersive and participatory approach.
Innovative VR tools and techniques
• The use of low-cost digital instruments (e.g. Google Cardboard) aims at stimulating a reflection on dismissed cultural heritage in a broad user base, improving social inclusion
VR in education
• VR makes accessible forts otherwise inaccessible
• Through a free app and Google Cardboard, users can experience both the forts’ architecture and the green surroundings of Rome
• The project uses low-cost digital instruments, easily accessible
• The project is explicitly addressed to a broad user base, aiming at improving social inclusion and participation
DOI
ISSN 1828-5961
Reference
Paolo Di Pietro Martinelli, Lorenzo Martelli, Manfredi Scannagatta (2016) Edutainment, innovazione culturale e inclusione sociale. Fort360, un progetto per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale, in “DisegnareCon”, 9 (17)

The VRSciT Project

The VRSciT project (2020-1-PT01-KA204-078597) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.