Graphic designer and visual artist Sami Nyyssölä
TechArt presents the DigiCult project. The DigiCult project develops a platform that utilises spatial data and a digital services that makes cultural experiences and nature sites even more accessible to local residents and visitors to the municipality.
In Oulu, DigiCult is closely linked to the Oulu2026 and also cooperates closely with other organisations in the city, such as cultural services and various associations. The project's partner cities are Kuusamo and Espoo.
Based on the location, the new platform makes it easy to search for accessible, high-quality, as well as diverse cultural experiences and nature sites. The platform's public tender will open in the next few weeks. The project will produce content that can be experienced on the platform, such as street art routes in the oulu city centre area.
The partners of the DigiCult project are the cities of Oulu, Espoo and Kuusamo, as well as the municipalities of Siikalatva, Taivalkoski, Paltamo and Hailuoto. The project has received funding from the Ministry of Finance from the beginning of 2021 to October 2022.
Objectives of the City of Oulu
The City of Oulu's objectives are to increase the effectiveness of services, streamline service chains and promote the utilisation of information in service offerings. When building a customer-centric service, data is processed in a secure and ethically sustainable manner.
Objectives of Kuusamo
In the first phase, information on the culturally valuable wilderness-type nature site Närängänvaara and its history will be compiled in the southeastern part of Kuusamo. At the same time, the integration and presentation of 360 images, augmented reality and other digital content in desktop and mobile applications will be tested.
Objectives of City of Espoo
The City of Espoo aims to highlight the currently less well-known cultural and nature sites in Espoo to be better found in the form of map-based and location-based services.