EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

BECOMING A DIGITAL HERITAGE ARCHITECT

Are your students interested in monuments and historical sites? Do they want to know how to preserve culture for future generations? Or do they think those are things of the past? Change their minds and inspire them to become a Digital Heritage Architect, meet Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou. In his work Pavlos, a Digital Heritage Architect, combines tangible and intangible cultural heritage, the design, evaluation, and crowdsourcing of interaction systems in digital heritage.


Meet Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou


For this STEM Job Profile, we talked to Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou. Pavlos conducts research at the Interactive Systems Design Lab of the University of the Aegean and is CEO of HERMeS NGO, a non-profit organisation working on Cultural Heritage and ICT. On a daily basis, he reads and writes scientific articles, but his favourite time is when he can be in the field, near historic buildings in the city or teaching university students.

“Both in my work and my studies, I use new technologies. I use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and databases for reporting and supervising historical buildings. I love teaching, studying, and reading about digital cultural heritage.”

Curious to find out more about this job? Read about the related skills and scroll down to find and download her career sheet!

SKILLS

Find out the key skills to becoming a Digital Heritage Architect.

Presentation skills

This job requires presenting topics to different kind of audiences, from university students to private stakeholders, therefore possessing strong presentation skills is very important.

Research

This profession requires a lot of time spent researching, collecting information and translating it into articles to disseminate knowledge about cultural heritage.

Technical skills

A Digital Heritage Architect needs to be trained in digital information technologies such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

Management

When working on different projects, it is necessary to possess management skills to better organize tasks and objectives.

Critical thinking

Some projects may need years before coming to a realisation. A Digital Heritage Architect must use his critical thinking skills, like planning, organizing and finding creative solutions, to see through the ultimate completion of a project.

Flexibility

Being a Digital Heritage Architect requires to go on the field, which means traveling and working outside of the common office environment.


Advice to take away

“I’d encourage any student who desires to enter the engineering field to go for it if they are really passionate about it. I’d also advise them to be open-minded and investigate the diverse options and opportunities a career in engineering can offer.”

–  Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou


This career sheet was submitted by Nektarios Farassopoulos and is among the winners of the STEM Alliance & STE(A)M IT – Professionals Go Back to Schools Competition 2021.

The STE(A)M IT project has received funding from the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD) coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained.


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