Category: Research

Retaining jobs – sustaining communities in the westfjords of Iceland

Retaining jobs – sustaining communities in the westfjords of Iceland

Moving in to its third year of intensive research, the EU Horizon 2020 project ArcticHubs is picking up pace in its quest to deliver research-led, practice-based solutions across the European Arctic. With Touch TD at the helm of the Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation of results work package, the collective aim of the project is to address […]

Everyday oral histories – what makes Digbeth, Digbeth?

Everyday oral histories – what makes Digbeth, Digbeth?

This brief article reflects upon a recent experience Touch TD had gathering oral histories from around the industrial heritage heartland of Birmingham. It outlines how the collecting of such experiences and memories can help to map out not only a sense of place, but additionally highlight some of the processes that can lead to such […]

Expanding Lake Ohrid UNESCO WHS

Expanding Lake Ohrid UNESCO WHS

The project was designed to address the expansion of the mixed natural and cultural heritage around Lake Ohrid region shared between Albania and North Macedonia. It strengthened trans-boundary cooperaion over the region’s cultural and natural heritage, helping recognize and profile the trans-boundary area by asesessing its values and sustainable development opportunies.

Historic England’s future engagement with ICH

Historic England’s future engagement with ICH

This project was a collaboration between WSP Cultural Heritage & Archaeology and Touch TD involving interviews and desk research through the offices of Historic England. The purpose of the project was to advise Historic England on how it can engage most appropriately and effectively in the development of thinking and activity related to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

Buzludzha monument: sustainable cultural tourism plan

Buzludzha monument: sustainable cultural tourism plan

Through ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC), the project aimed to develop a sustainable cultural tourism plan to support destination development at the Buzludzha Monument in central Bulgaria. The monument is a dissonant aspect of cultural heritage that aims to align with the other layers of the tourism offer developed in the municipality of Kazanlak.