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 Futures at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly in Delhi
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Macdonald, S. and Morgan, J. (2018) How can we know the future? Uncertainty, transformation, and magical techniques of significance assessment in museum collecting. Assessment of Significance. Berlin: Deutsches Historisches Museum, pp.20-26
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.
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.
'Looking to the Future of Historic Urban Landscape Research: the view from the AHRC’s future heritage strategy'.
21/03/2017 — 22/03/2017
A talk by Rodney Harrison at the ‘Historic Urban Landscape Forum’. Event hosted by the Bartlett UCL, in co-ordination with the UNESCO AD-G Culture, at University College London.
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
Questions of significance are of perennial, inevitable relevance to heritage conservation and management.
The Heritage Alliance
The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. It brings together ...
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,
Landscapes in Limbo
Heritage Futures at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India
The Heritage Futures research programme will be joined by members of the AHRC Heritage Priority Area team in attending and organising a number of activities at the 19th ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi .
A talk by Rodney Harrison, Jean-Paul Van Bendegem, Lionel De Vlieger and Isabelle Stengers.
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.
& our #uncertainty theme @linneuni partners with @ICOMOS and Memory of Mankind https://t.co/paDrC4qsir
Heritage futures in Interstellar
Christopher Nolan’s movie Interstellar (2014) describes a bold scenario for the future of planet Earth, but Heritage looks the same as ever.
Our #profusion theme @UniOfYork partners with @MuseumsAssoc @YorkMuseumTrust @Aimuseums @schoolhousegall… https://t.co/D01i7FVFHD
Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project
Cabinets of Consequence
01/06/2016 — 29/06/2017
The Octagon Gallery, University College London