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?...
Assembling and Conserving Biodiversity in a Frozen Ark
How does heritage work when we’re ‘Living in the Future’?
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Collecting Change/Changing Collections
Heritage Futures PhD researcher Kyle Lee-Crossett will be hosting a day-long workshop together with archive and museum professionals from a wide range of disciplines to reflect on and discuss the goals and challenges of contemporary collecting, particularly in regards to representing diverse communities and environments in London and beyond.
Location: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies
The Human Bower
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May, Torre Abbey Gardens 10am-4pm
A creative event asking: What would you keep for the future?
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.
Memory of Mankind
Memory of Mankind – MOM – preserves the stories about our era and saves them ...
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.
Curating Profusion: From connoisseurship to mediation?
Sharon Macdonald and Jennie Morgan will be speaking at the Museumslabor Seminar Series at the Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin.
What does Doomsday look like?
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is sometimes called the “Doomsday Vault.” Evocation of an apocalypse – red deserts, rats and roaches – is built into that term. But is that how we should really conceive of it?
Take the virtual tour to see inside @GlobalSeedVault then read @EverydayElvis reflections on the “doomsday vault” a… https://t.co/k5kCHZQxT5
Gardner, A., & Harrison, R. (2017). Brexit, Archaeology and Heritage: Reflections and Agendas. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 27(1), Art. 24.
Heritage Futures and the Futures of Heritage
‘Heritage Rising’: National Trust Canada Annual Conference, Hamilton, Canada
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
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
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.
Join us @futurefest 6 July to learn about @frozenark project & @NordGen @GlobalSeedVault & to discuss the role of b… https://t.co/aRgQKrzaYq
Archaeology and the Future
Constructing Memory. An international conference and debate on the preservation of records, knowledge and memory of radioactive waste across generations. Centre Mondial de la Paix, Verdun, France
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.