This week, we received the great news that our project “Hacking Heritage” has been granted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In this blog, we will share and discuss our research results as well as material which we will discovery during the upcoming year. The project will investigate how hacker and maker communities are involved in events offered by cultural institutions in Limburg. In particular, during the upcoming regional “Year of the Mines 2015”, we will have the chance to investigate events bringing together mining heritage with hacking and making practices.
The project is a collaboration between the Betawerk ICT company, the Social Beta Foundation (Heerlen), the Continium Discovery Center Kerkrade and Maastricht University. Dr. Karin Wenz and Dr. Annika Richterich (Maastricht University) will investigate how hacker and maker practices can be combined with cultural heritage events.