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?...
Assembling and Conserving Biodiversity in a Frozen Ark
How does heritage work when we’re ‘Living in the Future’?
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Heritage Futures at the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference
Members of the Heritage Futures research team will be convening and presenting at seven sessions at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2018 conference at Zheijang University in Hangzhou, China from 1st-6th September.
If you’re heading there, come check out (at least) one of our sessions. Or follow our twitter @Future_Heritage and website for updates resulting from these sessions.
DeSilvey, C. & Bartolini, N. 2018. Where horses run free? Autonomy, temporality, and rewilding in the Côa Valley, Portugal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2018: 1-16.
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.
LIMBO LANDSCAPE LAB @ Wheal Martyn
artist residency by Antony Lyons
EXHIBITION, JULY 9 – SEPT 22, 2018 part of the Evening In Arkadia project (2018-2020) supported by Arts Council England and the Heritage Futures research project (AHRC)
Apocalypse is a concept that has increasing currency as meaning a sudden destruction of the world, it is usually invoked in order to warn and encourage a change in behaviour.
When we say something has ‘autonomy’ we usually mean that it is free from external control or influence. In academic debates, some have argued that autonomy is the defining quality of rewilding initiatives
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.
Cabinets of Consequence
01/06/2016 — 29/06/2017
The Octagon Gallery, University College London
ACÔA (Friends of the Côa Museum and Archaeological Park)
ACÔA (Friends of the Côa Museum and Archaeological Park) is a non-governmental organization that aims ...
Excited that our @Future_Heritage exhibition, on display until Autumn 2021, has been a major part of @McrMuseum ‘s… https://t.co/1bydLhPOZR
Landscapes in Limbo
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
Högberg, A. (2016) To renegotiate heritage and citizenship beyond essentialism, Archaeological Dialogues, Volume 23 Issue 01
Holtorf, C. and Högberg, A. (2015). Contemporary Heritage and the Future. In E. Waterton and S. Watson (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research; 509-523. Palgrave.
Heritage is often said to be the human legacy preserved for the benefit of future generations. A major challenge in this logic lies in how to overcome the future’s inherent uncertainty.
Are heritage futures relevant to UNESCO?
Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving
The book has been featured and debated through various media outlets, with articles in The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, The Eastern Daily Press, and Cornwall Live – to name a few. DeSilvey was also interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall, and BBC Radio Solent.