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.
Caitlin DeSilvey and Nadia Bartolini. 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 examined disposal across different heritage domains, considering the potential for ‘imaginative decommissioning’ (DeSilvey 2017) and the possible differences between disposing in cultural and natural heritage realms.
Salvation / Sacrifice
If heritage is defined by those objects, places and practices it is charged with “saving”, we rarely pause to consider its opposite effects: the ways in which it also involves forms of sacrifice.
Archaeology and the Future
Constructing Memory. An international conference and debate on the preservation of records, knowledge and memory of radioactive waste across generations. Centre Mondial de la Paix, Verdun, France
Holtorf, C. (2015) Averting loss aversion in cultural heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies 21(4): 405-421.
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
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
(ir)replaceable:a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making
21/06/2017 — 21/06/2017
One Earth Message
The One Earth Message Initiative (OEM) project is a private initiative, likely to be approved ...
Breaking the Wall of the Museum. How anthropology investigates the cultural heritage of the future
Talk by Sharon Macdonald at Falling Walls, the International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society.
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.
While conducting interviews for the Transformation theme, we came across a number of instances where people discuss a particular issue that can be both positive and negative.
SENSITIVE CHAOS @ Orford Ness
Reflections on 'Techniques of Worlding'