We present our experiences with a series of 'forgotten groups' that empower themselves through outreach activities. The authors coordinate or advise different activities, but the protagonists and promoters are those people, the 'forgotten groups'. This work includes a description of objectives, methods and practices when coordinating inclusive outreach programmes and three case studies: puppet shows designed and performed by senior citizens and Roma women, prehistoric pottery workshops with senior citizens and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients, and prehistoric cookery explained and performed by young newcomers. In most cases, these activities obtained a relevant success promoting inclusive dissemination, empowering the participants and achieving the transmission of concepts about archaeology and prehistory. They also helped us to understand that we need to open significant communication channels with such 'forgotten groups', to discover which their ongoing interests are. Finally, we highlight the importance of feedback and assessment for the success of these activities.
|Title of host publication||Creating Participatory Dialogue in Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Interpretation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Multinational Perspectives|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing AG|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2022|
- Forgotten groups
- Scientific outreach