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.
Who Cares? Interventions in 'unloved' musuem collections
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
On the Trace: Passing, presence and the persistence of the past
The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
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
Geopoetic reflections, exhibition notes and images from the Limbo Landscape Lab
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.
Forever is a luxury brand evoking quality. What do these kinds of branding do? What kinds of practices do they engender? How do they draw on pasts? Do they draw on different pasts?
Högberg, A. (2016) To renegotiate heritage and citizenship beyond essentialism, Archaeological Dialogues, Volume 23 Issue 01
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
The National Museum of World Cultures
The National Museum of World Cultures (Netherlands) comprises three museums on three different sites- the ...
Archaeology Training with CITiZAN at Orford Ness
Perspectives on Disposal: Decluttering