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Archaeological Co-creation, PIARA, and Hualcayán

July 7, 2014

Here is a post about the the project I work on in Peru – where I will be heading tomorrow afternoon!

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Salta a Español: La co-creación, PIARA y Hualcayán

Archaeological Co-creation, PIARA, and Hualcayán

by Robert Connolly

In our new introductory video about PIARA we talk about co-creation. As well, Elizabeth Cruzado and Rebecca Bria recently presented a paper on PIARA activities at the Society for American Archaeology in a symposium titled Co-Creation, the Public and the Archaeological Record.

So what do we mean when we use the term co-creation?

In her book The Participatory Museum, Nina Simon writes that co-creation is meant to “. . . give voice and be responsive to the needs and interests of local community members; to provide a place for community engagement and dialogue; and to help participants develop skills that will support their own individual and community goals.” In museum studies this idea of co-creation has been around for a long time. For example, in The New Museum, published in 1917…

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