Creating Connections by Contributing to The Hilali Toolkit

In the summer 2018, we invited Inclusive Curriculum Consultants at Kingston University to work as virtual research assistants on The Hilali Toolkit. Their task was to design, apply and evaluate their experiences of creating activities for teachers and students across the globe around cultural heritage. This month, we’re sharing Beatrice Carey and Linda-Marie Nakibuuka’s reflections on… Continue reading Creating Connections by Contributing to The Hilali Toolkit

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Glocal Challenges in Digitally-Mediated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Documentation: Configuring a Research Agenda

During 2017-18 at the Hilali Network, we have been concentrating in tackling long-standing challenges in a manifold of interrelated fields: higher education, technology design and intangible cultural heritage (ICH). In this endeavour, our approach is focused on finding a common thread in the latest developments in these disciplines to select effective methodologies and principles for… Continue reading Glocal Challenges in Digitally-Mediated Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Documentation: Configuring a Research Agenda

From community to classroom: Co-creating activities for the Hilali Living Curriculum

In May 2018, we held a co-design workshop to bring together students, teachers, researchers and policy-makers to explore building a living curriculum for cultural heritage and STEM. Some of the outputs of the workshop are now emerging and the first are two Hilali community contributions for The Hilali Toolkit.   The toolkit is based on… Continue reading From community to classroom: Co-creating activities for the Hilali Living Curriculum

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Hilali Network research presented at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

In April 2018, Danilo Giglitto, Research Associate at the Hilali Network,  presented our  work on merging HCI and ICH at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Canada. Danilo shared outcomes related to the practice-based research  carried out by  educators and students during… Continue reading Hilali Network research presented at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

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In the Eye of the Student: “An Intangible Cultural Heritage Experience, with a Human-Computer Interaction Twist”

We critically engage with CHI communities emerging outside the global North (ArabHCI and AfriCHI) to explore how participation is configured and enacted within socio-cultural and political contexts fundamentally different from Western societies. We contribute to recent discussions about postcolonialism and decolonization of HCI by focusing on non-Western future technology designers. Our lens was a course… Continue reading In the Eye of the Student: “An Intangible Cultural Heritage Experience, with a Human-Computer Interaction Twist”

A tent, a pigeon house, and a pomegranate tree

After the 2011 revolution, Egypt faced a challenging socioeconomic transition. Since then, the ICT sector has become one of the promising contributors to Egypt’s economic growth. In 2014, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced the Social Responsibility Strategy in ICT, with an inclusive vision for using technology to integrate different societal groups to… Continue reading A tent, a pigeon house, and a pomegranate tree

Advancing HCI Education in Egypt: Exploring Lived Cultural Heritage Through Design

We present the Hilali Network, a transnational collaboration which transcends geographic and conceptual borders to merge current reform in Egyptian higher education and local community-led digital preservation and protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The project aims at developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum, in the first instance with a focus on intangible cultural heritage, in… Continue reading Advancing HCI Education in Egypt: Exploring Lived Cultural Heritage Through Design

HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context

This paper describes Dr Shaimaa Lazem’s (Hilali Lead in Egypt) experience of teaching HCI for Engineering students in Alexandria University, Egypt, highlighting some of the cultural and institutional challenges. It further presents an ongoing effort for developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum in partnership with established Higher Education and HCI institutes in UK. We discuss… Continue reading HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context

Bringing people and projects together across shared interests in intangible cultural heritage, education and digital technology

In May 2018, we held a workshop at EU House in London to share some of the insights from our work on building a living curriculum for Cultural Hertiage, with a particular focus on intangible cultural heritage and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ). In putting together the hands-on workshop, we were inspired by… Continue reading Bringing people and projects together across shared interests in intangible cultural heritage, education and digital technology

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Building a Living Curriculum for Cultural Heritage and STEM: Join us at EU House in May 2018

The Hilali Network invites you to participate in a unique workshop which is building a platform for policy makers, educators, students, practitioners and researchers with a vested interest in the future of Cultural Heritage and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education. This is a call to arms to gather together with other thought leaders to… Continue reading Building a Living Curriculum for Cultural Heritage and STEM: Join us at EU House in May 2018