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.
Association of Independent Museums
AIM is a national charitable organisation which connects, supports and represents independent museums, galleries and ...
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
Techniques of Worlding: Categorization Knowledge Exchange at Kew
Archaeology Training with CITiZAN at Orford Ness
Sorting through (ethnographic) things: reflections on Profusion theme fieldwork
‘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.
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
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.
Harrison, R. (2016). World Heritage Listing and the Globalization of the Endangerment Sensibility. In F. Vidal and N. Dias (Eds.), Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture; 195-217. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
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.
#Uncertainty theme knowledge exchange in action today! https://t.co/JXOFMAPZPs
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.