O-City: The World of Culturescapes. By Paul Schafer

Communities are fascinating places. Ranging all the way from cherished villages and charming towns to colossal cities, they are filled with endless panoramas of sights, sounds, textures, tastes, aromas, architectural masterpieces, favourite haunts and hideaways,...

The O-City Project and the UNESCO Forum University and Heritage Chair jointly organize a new edition of the O-City Photography Course

As you already know, the O-City Project is an initiative that promotes creative economy models for cities that provide strategic investments in culture. O-City is a virtual world where the cultural and natural heritage of cities is represented by multimedia elements,...

Promoting Cultural Heritages with Music: the example of Meteora, Greece

A marvelous music video was filmed a few days before the second national lockdown in Greece’s Meteora, to become the country’s first entry on a global cultural digital map named ”O-city”, currently under development by 13 organizations and universities in...

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Digital day of culture in Kranj, Slovenia

Digital day of culture in Kranj, Slovenia

Image above: Kranj City Library - Photo by Masa Pirc, Layer house Slovenian marks 8th of February as a day of culture. The day is named after the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren who lived also in the city of Kranj. Today Kranj is a vibrant small town and...

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The O-City project has been present at Comunica2 2020!

The O-City project has been present at Comunica2 2020!

"We are in a historical moment of constant change. In this knowledge-based society, there needs to be professionals dedicated to reflecting, analyzing and discussing how communication 2.0 has revolutionized the world" Rebeca Diez Somavilla, Director of the Comunica2...

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Supporting the Creative Industries in COVID-19 era

Supporting the Creative Industries in COVID-19 era

Since the 1990s, urban cultural sectors have become increasingly focused on events as a driving force for media interest, promotion and tourism. Events such as the Olympic Games or the European Capital of Culture, to cite the two biggest examples, have also been the...

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What will be the future of Creative Cities?

What will be the future of Creative Cities?

Photo by shade jay on Unsplash The O-City project was starting to increase the network of Creative Cities, interested in be part of the project map, when the COVID-19 pandemic spread all over Europe and the World.  The current situation has already a strong impact on...

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The city of Volos on a virtual map

The city of Volos on a virtual map

The University of Thessaly is participating to the innovative European Project O-CITY.  O-CITY is an ambitious European project and the University of Thessaly declares a proud partner. Project coordinator is the University of Valencia in Spain and along with the...

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