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.
Macdonald, S. (2016) Review of Haidy Geismar, Treasured Possessions. Indigenous Interventions into Cultural and Intellectual Property (Duke University Press). In JRAI, 22: 237-38.
Making futures and making connections across sectors
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.
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
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?
Team members getting ready for today's @UCLarchaeology Heritage Lunchtime Seminar Series on Film Making and Knowled… https://t.co/2W9d9BIoAw
On our fascination with past and future ruins #transformation https://t.co/ETsAv5sSly
The National Trust
The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity. They look after special places for ever, ...
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.