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?...
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
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
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.
Highlights from a fantastic few days in Osorno with Restricted Access @ahrcpress #GCRF network @AhrcHeritage… https://t.co/O1NpkoSPlH
On the Trace: Passing, presence and the persistence of the past
The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
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.
In museums of the contemporary everyday, ‘stories’ is a term that has repeatedly been used by those with whom we have talked.
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.
cultural #transformation can surface long changed natural landscapes https://t.co/cvl43qLW7y
The search for ‘improved’ yield and resilience in crop varieties has resulted in increased homogeneity ...
The Lakes, deep futures and the sublime
Can the future sublime enliven daily management practice? Our fieldwork in the Lake District explore complex and conflicting futures.