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
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
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.
‘Tomorrow starts here’: earthquakes, heritage, and the rebuilding of a city
In light of the most recent earthquake to strike Christchurch (New Zealand) on 14 February 2016, our researcher Jennie Morgan considers the rebuilding of a city and its heritage through Profusion theme interests.
Diversity as a term has lineages in biological theories of evolution, anthropological documentation projects, and, more recently, as an interpretation of multiculturalism and social justice.
Memory of Mankind
Memory of Mankind – MOM – preserves the stories about our era and saves them ...
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
Sorting through (ethnographic) things: reflections on Profusion theme fieldwork
@DrJennie_Morgan that was the second quote (you sure you weren't there ;) )
@DrJennie_Morgan But we'll see you next Tues for Rodney's inaugural - its going to be great fun
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.
'Looking to the Future of Historic Urban Landscape Research: the view from the AHRC’s future heritage strategy'.
21/03/2017 — 22/03/2017
A talk by Rodney Harrison at the ‘Historic Urban Landscape Forum’. Event hosted by the Bartlett UCL, in co-ordination with the UNESCO AD-G Culture, at University College London.