What we do

IPTI’s research explores the role of digital technologies in questioning, knowing and communicating values - tangible and intangible - of cultural heritage. We believe processes like laser scanning and digital modelling provide unique contributions to the preservation of memory and identity, creating links between past, present and future.
[…] “intangible cultural heritage” means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.
2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
“In contrast to traditional practice, the values of the emerging heritage paradigm most often rest on intangible vessels, for which the existing conservation toolkit is of little assistance. Under this paradigm, the value of a heritage place can rest on a specific traditional use or a habitation pattern that is important or even indispensable to the well-being of a community.”
Gustavo F. Araoz (2011) – Preserving heritage places under a new paradigm

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