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Biological diversity - or ‘biodiversity’ - is understood as the variability of life on Earth; the diversity of biotic life within any given area.

Biological diversity – or ‘biodiversity’ – is understood as the variability of life on Earth; the diversity of biotic life within any given area. Biological diversity can be considered at a range of scales-within species, between species and across ecosystems. The Convention on Biological Diversity, a multilateral treaty which aims to promote biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, was launched at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Since that time, the conservation of biodiversity in its constituent forms has become a goal of a number of regional, national and international organizations. Within the project, we work within and across fields concerned with the conservation of crop diversity, plant and animal species diversity, protected area management and the conservation and maintenance of ecosystem diversity. Each of our partner organisations work in different ways to achieve these aims. Importantly, our project explores intersections between natural and cultural heritage conservation, ways in which these might be redefined and considered collectively, and the possibility for developing shared solutions to common problems across these two domains.

Interventions

Talk

Afterlives Salon

02/03/2017

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

Rodney Harrison
Cornelius Holtorf
Caitlin DeSilvey
Sefryn Penrose
Sarah May
Jennie Morgan
Nadia Bartolini
Antony Lyons
Kyle Lee Crossett

Uncertainty
Transformation
Profusion
Diversity

Nuclear Waste Management
Deep Space Messaging
World Heritage Site Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management
Homes
Museums
Biodiversity
Cultural Diversity