Cultural and economic geography
This presentation highlights the importance of preserving arts festival activities and uses empirical evidence to underline the significance of the digital turn for archiving this kind of intangible heritage. As Del Barrio et al (2012, pp. 235) argue, cultural festivals are an emblematic example of immaterial cultural heritage, 'since they are experience goods which expire at the moment they are produced and not only express artistic innovations in the field but also draw on previous cultural background, perceived as accumulated cultural capital’ . Data gathered through qualitative fieldwork with rural festival makers are used to explore the potential that digitising festival activities holds.
Moore, E, (2023) “For posterity, it’s something important to do”: Festivals, digital practices, and conserving community heritage". Paper presented at the Conference of Irish Geographers, Wexford. 16-19 May 2023. DOI: 10.21427/5QPK-AY72
Irish Research Council
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