Collider: Digitising our World Heritage Site

How could new technologies help to survey and track the historic buildings of Edinburgh?

We do not fully know the condition of the buildings of our historic city centre or its neighbouring historic areas. A full, traditional survey would be prohibitively expensive making it more difficult to make informed decisions around where to focus the limited grant monies available for conservation and repair. How might we supplement traditional expertise and techniques to undertake a thorough survey of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site using new data technologies to help prioritise and make the case for appropriate funding. Join us for an afternoon of ideation and inspiration with Edinburgh World Heritage, Design Informatics and DDI.

A Collider is a conceptual design event, bringing together computational thinking and design thinking, to pull informaticians together with designers and problem holders. At the start of the Collider we will set the scene with a challenge statement from Adam Wilkinson Director of Edinburgh World Heritage. This will be followed by three inspirational talks, before breaking out into workshop sessions.


  • Dr Ruth Jepson- Director of SCPHRP and a Reader in Public Health in the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh.
  • Dr Christos Tachtatzis- Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.
  • Martin Disley- sound and new media artist.

Registration will begin from 9.00am with the event starting at 9.30am until 12.30pm followed by a networking lunch.

Event is free but places are limited so please sign up in advance via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collider-digitising-our-world-heritage-site-tickets-77082609159


Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB