Exploring alternative ways of shaping future legacies and assembling common worlds across different fields of conservation practice
How is the uncertainty of the deep future conceived of and managed in different fields of conservation practice? ...
What values are associated with heritage structures and landscapes that are allowed to undergo transformation and change?...
How do museums and people in their homes decide what to keep in the face of mass production and consumption?...
Is it Doomsday yet? We need to talk about eternity
This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures. How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1
We examine disposal across different heritage domains, and consider the potential for ‘imaginative decommissioning’ (DeSilvey 2017) and the possible differences between disposing in cultural and natural heritage realms.
Bureaucracy / Data
‘I can’t tell you how many objects we manage, but I can tell you the number of records’. This statement illustrates how closely heritage is connected with, perhaps even defined by, data-driven, bureaucratic processes
Heritage is, by definition, something which is considered to be endangered or at risk. That risk might simply be a result of the inherently perceived threat of time itself—which implies processes of forgetting, decaying,
A Berlin Thought Experiment: Heritage Futures Visits CARMaH
(ir)replaceable:a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making
21/06/2017 — 21/06/2017
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, works to coordinate and ...
“Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul” exhibition opens in Argentina
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
The 100,000 Year Question
While conducting interviews for the Transformation theme, we have come across a number of instances where people discuss a particular issue that can be both positive and negative.