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Title: Mapping the intangible cultural heritage of ethnic communities : designing an interactive cultural history of Koreatown
Authors: Kang, Kristy H. A.
Keywords: Visual arts and music::General
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Kang, K. H. A. (2016). Mapping the intangible cultural heritage of ethnic communities : designing an interactive cultural history of Koreatown. Proceedings of 2016 22nd International Conference on Virtual System & Multimedia (VSMM). doi:10.1109/VSMM.2016.7863211
Abstract: This paper presents the interactive online cultural history “The Seoul of Los Angeles: Contested Identities and Transnationalism in Immigrant Space” ( Informed by interaction design and urban studies, this project examines and visualizes the sociocultural networks shaping immigrant communities and how local neighborhoods negotiate a sense of place within an increasingly globalized space. Geographer Doreen Massey recognizes space not as a static entity but as the product of interrelations from the immensity of the global to the intimately tiny. These interrelations are part of a story, an interpreted history that changes and develops over time. One could recognize cultural heritage in a similar way – as dynamic and part of a narrative trajectory that is not merely frozen in a romanticized or essentialist past. Much of what constitutes the dynamics of ethnic community formation is intangible as it is largely a lived experience rather than one that is necessarily documented or archived. As such, this project serves as a digital archive and platform for community storytelling that enriches our understanding of the city and the often intangible narratives that create a sense of place.
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8993-8
DOI: 10.1109/VSMM.2016.7863211
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