Cultural heritage is often questioned for its relevance or criticized for representing exclusive perspectives of the past. In our workshop, Re-Contextualizing Built Environments: Critical & Inclusive HCI Approaches for Cultural Heritage, we invite you to identify approaches that support critical discourse and increase the inclusiveness of cultural heritage.

You can submit a research or position paper of 2-4 pages in ACM one-column format or a pictorial of 4-6 pages
through Easy Chair.

Submission topics could be but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of heritage sites (contested, multi-layered).
  • Approaches for dealing with layers of history and conflicting perspectives or with historically shifting perspectives of historical sites and monuments and examples thereof.
  • Concepts for participatory design approaches to engage people (citizens with diverse cultural backgrounds…) in
    concept development for such contexts.
  • Concepts for playful interactions with the physical environment to create contextualized built environments
    for cultural heritage.
  • Approaches to design direct interaction with historical built environments (under monument protection, in
    everyday use) or exhibition spaces and simulations (museums, galleries…).
  • Critical Inquiries: cultural sensitivities and ethics.

Submissions should not be anonymized. The submission deadline is February 23rd, 2023(AoE). The workshop papers
and presentations will be published on the web page and compiled into the workshop proceedings available online. At least one author of each accepted submission has to attend the workshop, and all the participants must register for the workshop at least one day of the conference.


LINDA HIRSCH, LMU Munich, Germany
SIIRI PAANANEN, University of Lapland, Finland
EVA HORNECKER, Bauhaus University, Germany
LUKE HESPANHOL, The University of Sydney, Australia
TSVI KUFLIK, University of Haifa, Israel
TATIANA LOSEV, Simon-Fraser University, Canada
JONNA HÄKKILÄ, University of Lapland, Finland