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Exploring alternative ways of shaping future legacies and assembling common worlds across different fields of conservation practice



Curated Decay: Arts of Losing, Noticing, Listening

02/06/2018 — 02/06/2018

Talk by Caitlin DeSilvey for Tuned City Messene


How might a focus on material process and persistence, rather than preservation and permanence, reorient heritage practice? What new relationships with the past (and the future) emerge from intentional accommodation of transience and decay? When change is inevitable, can we move past discussion of loss and ‘letting go’ to think instead about metamorphosis and ‘letting be’?


Caitlin DeSilvey



Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul


An exhibition, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, awarded to Rodney Harrison (Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Trinidad Rico (Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology), will be hosted from this week at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

Rodney Harrison


Nuclear Waste Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management



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