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
Salvation / Sacrifice
If heritage is defined by those objects, places and practices it is charged with “saving”, we rarely pause to consider its opposite effects: the ways in which it also involves forms of sacrifice.
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.
@sbrinton @ThirdWayTweet sounds interesting, do you have more information on the panel?
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.
The Heritage Alliance
The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. It brings together ...
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?
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.
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?
The 100,000 Year Question
This term is helpful in bringing heritage, which is generally understood to be something which is both endangered and positively valued, into comparative perspective.