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.
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.
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.
Archaeology Training with CITiZAN at Orford Ness
The Frozen Ark
The IUCN maintains a ‘red list’ of the state of the world’s taxa, and monitors ...
Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A Tale of Two Treaties
Sefryn Penrose on the cultural heritage of Svalbard and the SGSV’s position there.
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.
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?
Alternative Heritage Futures
28/08/2016 — 02/09/2016
World Archaeological Congress, Kyoto
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.