Accepted Paper:

Warsaw audioguides and heritagization  

Author:

Anna Czyzewska (Ethnographic Laboratory Association)

Paper short abstract:

As an autohor of Warsaw audiogudies, I use heritage, to create a story – base of audiogudies. Through my presentation I would like to discuss how our audioguides are involved in a process of heritagization.

Paper long abstract:

For the last 5 years I have been a member of the Ethnographic Laboratory For the last 5 years I have been a member of the Ethnographic Laboratory Association, Polish NGO, which focuses on the popularization of the cultural anhtropology and ethnography. One of our project "Warsaw audioguides" (www.warsawaudioguides.com) I would like to discuss during the presentation. We have made 10 audioguides in two language version: polish and english, which guide by the various parts of the Warsaw in the form of walks. They are avaible for free. Since January 2012 more than 10 000 users have downloaded them.

We are the authors, editors, producers and sometimes even lectors. As a cultural anthropologist we want to show not only the history of the city, but especially history of the peopole who used to live in Warsaw. Using the ethnographic field researches we address all the variety of perspectives. For us- autors of the guides a big challange is to use the filed researches, and then put them in the city space and context. In our work we refer to the local heritage. For users, sound walks are an excuse to explore the city in a very private way.

Through my presentation I would like to discuss the relationship between our audioguides and heritagization.

Panel P32
Theorizing heritage fractures, divides and gaps