Danilo Giglitto

is a postdoctoral researcher working in C3RI on the CultureLabs project, aimed at developing novel methodologies and digital tools that can facilitate the organisation and wider deployment of participatory projects around cultural heritage, focusing on the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups, and particularly of migrant communities. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, he was a Research Associate at Kingston University London working on the Hilali Network, a transnational collaboration exploring the convergence between current reforms in Egyptian higher education sector and a local community-led action of digital documentation of intangible cultural heritage. Prior to that, he was a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen funded by the “Cultural Heritage and Digital Society” scholarship. From 2013 to 2015, he was affiliated with the CURIOS project (dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub) focusing on encouraging grassroots participation in local heritage. Danilo’s doctoral research explored the use of wiki software for the creation of community-led intangible cultural heritage projects as a way to achieve an affordable and sustainable interactive digital presence for historical communities as well as an empowering tool for local communities. His research interests include: human-computer interaction, ethnography, intangible cultural heritage, digital heritage, crowdsourcing, community engagement, community empowerment, and bottom-up approaches.



last update: October 2019

Articles published on IXD&A: 


A Participatory Approach for Digital Documentation of Egyptian Bedouins' Intangible Cultural Heritage, N. 41, pp. 31 - 49, abstractdownload