iWareBatik in Conversation with USI UNESCO Chair to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020-UNWTO
iWareBatik was invited to conduct a conversation with USI UNESCO Chair in order to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020-UNWTO on 27 September 2020. The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is Tourism and Rural Development. The development of iWareBatik digital applications has contributed to identify and promote respect towards the Batik products of 34 regions in Indonesia. iWareBatik also promotes the safeguarding of Batik cultural practice through education and introduces new ways of learning Batik motifs with the use of artificial intelligence. This digital initiative becomes one of successful cultural projects that integrate the intangible cultural heritage with useful information about the locals, supporting the development of rural communities through sustainable tourism. The whole article can be accessed here.
1. Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Ph.D
USI UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites
2. Puspita Ayu Permatasari, Ph.D (cand.)
iWareBatik Research Coordinator
3. Reinard Lazuardi Kuwandy
iWareBatik Artificial Intelligence
Batik is a textile-making tradition in Indonesia that was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. iWareBatik is a digital platform that is designed to showcase and communicate the exceptional cultural values of Batik tradition that is protected by UNESCO as the legacy of humanity. The online platform serves to help international and Indonesian Batik stakeholders to identify the variety of Batik textiles, philosophical values behind the motif, its place of origin, and useful information about local producers. Since Batik characterises the culture of each region in Indonesia, iWareBatik platform also features information about Indonesian tourism overview related to Batik in 34 provinces across Indonesia.
This digital initiative becomes one of successful cultural projects that integrate the intangible cultural heritage with useful information about the locals, supporting the development of rural communities through sustainable tourism. The whole article can be accessed here.
Indonesian Batik Heritage and Rural Tourism: The Case study of iWareBatik
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