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
The 100,000 Year Question
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,
Rodney Harrison (2015) Beyond “Natural” and “Cultural” Heritage: Toward an Ontological Politics of Heritage in the Age of Anthropocene, Heritage & Society, 8:1, 24-42
When we say something has ‘autonomy’ we usually mean that it is free from external control or influence. In academic debates, some have argued that autonomy is the defining quality of rewilding initiatives
@Future_Heritage participating in Collecting through Knowing workshop with Collecting, Ordering, Governing… https://t.co/s45Y3rBqM8
CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, highlights the threat to a wealth of ...
Scale (space and time)
In this project, we have encountered (expanded-)heritage situations on a wide range of scales.
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.
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.
‘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.