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
DeSilvey, C. and Bartolini, N. (2018). Where horses run free? Autonomy, temporality, and rewilding in the Côa Valley, Portugal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2018: 1-16.
Curated Decay: Arts of Losing, Noticing, Listening
02/06/2018 — 02/06/2018
Talk by Caitlin DeSilvey for Tuned City Messene
How might a focus on material process and persistence, rather than preservation and permanence, reorient heritage practice? What new relationships with the past (and the future) emerge from intentional accommodation of transience and decay? When change is inevitable, can we move past discussion of loss and ‘letting go’ to think instead about metamorphosis and ‘letting be’?
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.
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
Holtorf, C. and Högberg, A. (2015). Archaeology and the future: Managing nuclear waste as a living heritage. In OECD/NEA (Eds.) Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations; 97-101. Nuclear Energy Agency, no. 7259. Paris: OECD.
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?
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.
Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul
An exhibition, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, awarded to Rodney Harrison (Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Trinidad Rico (Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology), will be hosted from this week at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.
Conserving Worlds, Making Futures: Understanding Biological and Cultural Diversity Conservation in Comparative Perspective
27/05/2016 — 29/05/2016
Royal Anthropological Institute Conference ‘Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change’
Critical Heritage Studies in the UK: Future Directions
Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference, Montreal
IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
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.
Looking forward to presenting @AhrcHeritage funded @Future_Heritage research in Weds keynote @achsukchapter… https://t.co/hsxJADcSPc
Watch the new short @Future_Heritage film “sky tip” a geopoetic mediation on time and loss by @NOVAdada soundtr… https://t.co/AkextNffzM
The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has been assigned the task of ...