SENSEable Design Lab is excited to announce we have been awarded a new NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant – Level II. The project titled Community Heritage Empowerment Toolkit (CHET): A Standards-Based Toolkit for Documenting a Structure’s Life History for Grassroots Heritage Preservation Organizations is a collaboration with San Diego State University and will be led by Dr. Lori C. Walters as Principal Investigator (PI) and Dr. Joseph T. Kider, Jr. (Co-PI) at UCF and Dr. Isaac Ullah at SDSU.
The goal of our combined team is to “develop a prototype flexible and accessible “best practices” toolkit for documenting structures’ life history for community record or before demolition/alteration.” Our partnership with SDSU allows us to explore different physical environments and diverse grass root partner organizations. We will also work with the Hollywood Historical Association and the La Mesa History Center. These partner organizations will test CHET once we develop the prototype materials. CHET will start in the Fall of 2023 and employ students, staff, and researchers at each university.