Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
The potential of digital technology for parks, open spaces and heritage sites is hotly debated. In the right circumstances digital technology can help reach new audiences, better understand site use and user preferences and raise income. Though digital technology is not a panacea, and there are circumstances in which these interventions can be costly distractions. This Nesta event explored the benefits as well as caveats around using digital technologies and approaches across parks, open space and heritage sites. Guests heard from digital experts and innovators within the parks, heritage and other sectors about their experiences and insights of developing and implementing these technologies.
Speakers at this event included:
- Helen Goulden, Executive Director, Nesta
- Simon Poulter, Associate Curator for Metal
- Ruth McCullough, Senior Producer, Abandon Normal Devices
- William Makower, Founding Trustee, The National Funding Scheme
- Ian Goodman, Programme Manager, MyParkScotland
- Scott Sullivan, Director, SBSA
This event was of interest to green space, parks and heritage/arts site managers, parks and heritage charities, local authority managers, public sector officials with an interest in the potential of new technology for making the most of our public and heritage assets. And to those who want to understand the context for creating imaginative digital content for parks and open spaces, such as creative producers and arts organisations.
Image Credit: Simon Poulter, Metal - NetPark