Hermoupolis, Greece. Places, people and digital storytelling. Digital tools spark community engagement.
The historic city of Hermoupolis is rich in architectural heritage, much of which is endangered or decaying. The municipality designed the project 100 buildings/100 stories to revitalise itself, preserve its value and keep heritage alive by telling its story.
This project aims at turning the conservation management plan into an active, creative and participatory process, instead of a sterile procedure implemented by experts and public authorities only. 100 building/100 stories allows residents to narrate, share and re-create the stories of the city and its buildings. Through digital storytelling, the initiative bridges the tangible and intangible heritage of the city and sparks community engagement.