Values-led design cards: building ethically engaged archaeology and heritage experiences

Dolcetti, F., Boardman, C., Opitz, R. and Perry, S. (2021) Values-led design cards: building ethically engaged archaeology and heritage experiences. Sustainability, 13(7), 3659. (doi: 10.3390/su13073659)

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The agenda for an engaged and impactful archaeology has been set out emphatically in a variety of recent reports, positioning archaeology and heritage as important sources of public value and social benefit. While many ascribe to these aims, how to put them into practice in concrete terms remains a real challenge. Tools, methods and methodologies developed for the wider research community as it engages with the “impact agenda” at large have been adapted and applied in archaeological and heritage practice with variable success. In this paper, we discuss the creation of a values-led, card-based design toolkit and the considerations involved in customising it for use by archaeology and heritage sector practitioners. We evaluate reflexive feedback from participants in a toolkit testing workshop, together with our own reflections on the workshop experience. Building on these, we assess the potential and limitations of the toolkit and its underpinning values-led design theory to generate critically engaged archaeological and heritage experiences.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Opitz, Dr Rachel
Authors: Dolcetti, F., Boardman, C., Opitz, R., and Perry, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Sustainability
ISSN (Online):2071-1050
Published Online:25 March 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Sustainability 13(7): 2659
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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173428EMOTIVEMaria EconomouEuropean Commission (EC)727188Arts - Information Studies