The RURITAGE test with students of Wyższa Szkoła Filologiczna
Two first-year English philology classes had the opportunity to play Ruritania, a simulation developed by the Centre for Systems Solutions as part of the Ruritage project.
The Ruritania focuses on rural regeneration using cultural heritage – this includes developing local products and brands, developing sustainable tourism, and mitigating the negative effects of depopulation which rural areas experience. These students generally had a challenge with managing sustainable tourism – many areas were destroyed! But all left understanding the positive and negative impacts of tourism on a small region, and how cultural heritage could be used to revitalize a place.