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.
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.
Landscapes in Limbo
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,
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.
Meaningful Objects: Stories and Videos From the Curating Domestic Profusion Workshop
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.
Building capacity for seed conservation in the face of anthropogenic ecological change #diversity https://t.co/7axNqCThnk
Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP)
Linguists estimate that half of the 7000 spoken languages today will have fallen silent by ...
Heritage Futures at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India
Högberg, A. (2016) To renegotiate heritage and citizenship beyond essentialism, Archaeological Dialogues, Volume 23 Issue 01