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.
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.
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A Tale of Two Treaties
Sefryn Penrose on the cultural heritage of Svalbard and the SGSV’s position there.
Caitlin DeSilvey and Rodney Harrison. 2019. Anticipating loss: rethinking endangerment in heritage futures. International Journal of Heritage Studies 26 Special Issue
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
What does Doomsday look like?
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is sometimes called the “Doomsday Vault.” Evocation of an apocalypse – red deserts, rats and roaches – is built into that term. But is that how we should really conceive of it?
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Rodney Harrison, Caitlin DeSilvey, Cornelius Holtorf, Sharon Macdonald, Nadia Bartolini, Esther Breithoff, Harald Fredheim, Antony Lyons, Sarah May, Jennie Morgan, and Sefryn Penrose. 2020. Heritage Futures Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices. UCL Press.
Cornelius DeSilvey. 2017. Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
Curating museum profusion: looking to ethnography of domestic excess for new collecting futures
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.
‘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.