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      Gaming brings communities in the Baltic Sea region together

      Published 1 April 2020

      Three years ago, Lissa Holloway-Attaway, Associate Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, and Björn Berg Marklund, Senior Lecturer in Informatics, both at the University of Skövde, started the project “BSRCulturalGaming”. The project focuses on “cultural gaming” and creating heritage with children around the Baltic Sea.

      In cooperation with partners in Latvia and Estonia, Lissa Holloway-Attaway and Björn Berg Marklund wanted to try a new way of letting children express how they felt about their own cities and cultural histories. In a pilot project on so-called cultural gaming, children got together to shape their own cities in Minecraft. Today, the method is used to bring together communities in the Baltic Sea region.

      Read more about the project in an interview with Lissa Holloway-Attaway at the Swedish Institute’s web site https://si.se/en/gaming-brings-communities-in-the-baltic-sea-region-together/

      Nominated for a GLAMi Award

      BSRCulturalGaming has also, on behalf of the project’s partner, the Swedish Naval Museum, been selected as finalist in the GLAMi Awards category ”Education Program Course”. The GLAMi Awards (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums Innovation Award) were to be announced during the MuseWeb Conference in Los Angeles April 3, but will now be held digitally online.  

      – The awards recognise digital innovation projects at museums around the world, and we are very pleased to be selected as a finalist, says Lissa Holloway-Attaway.

      Read more about GLAMi Awards at https://mw20.museweb.net/glami-award-finalists/