The United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001) asserts that cultural heritage is the common heritage of humanity, and ties cultural diversity to human rights
The United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001) asserts that cultural heritage is the common heritage of humanity, and ties cultural diversity to human rights, enshrining difference as something which is both vulnerable to threats posed by modernity and globalisation, whilst also intrinsic to social cohesion and global peace. Our project considers the material and social processes related to the conservation of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Within this theme in particular, we explore the intersections of language preservation with the archival and conservation practices of those engaged with biodiversity preservation. We are also looking at the cultural aspects of our biodiversity partners’ work – from the historic construction of biodiversity constituents to the selection and reproduction techniques involved in caring for them. 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 of practice.
ACÔA (Friends of the Côa Museum and Archaeological Park)
ACÔA (Friends of the Côa Museum and Archaeological Park) is a non-governmental organization that aims ...
Collecting Change/Changing Collections - report on the goals and challenges of contemporary collecting
The Collections We Want to See: Contemporary Collecting Knowledge Exchange
Heritage, Change and the 'Second-Generation' Phenomenon: Traditional Craft and Revitalization in Jingdezhen
Harrison, R. 2017. Freezing Seeds and Making Futures: Endangerment, Hope, Security, and Time in Agrobiodiversity Conservation Practices. Culture, Agriculture, Food & Environment 39(2): 80–89
A Berlin Thought Experiment: Heritage Futures Visits CARMaH
26/04/2017 — 28/04/2017
A Heritage Futures Knowledge Exchange Workshop, held in partnership with the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage in Berlin.
Radical BAME Youth Heritage Project
Summary of the Nature-Culture Workshop at IUCN
Techniques of Worlding: Categorization Knowledge Exchange at Kew
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
Oranges and Lemons: When is the Heritage of Diversity?
London's Brick Lane mosque listing description asks difficult questions about how past and present are integrated in heritage management, and whether we are as bold in what we do with heritage as in what we say about it.
From the Vault to the Archive
Rodney Harrison (2015) Beyond “Natural” and “Cultural” Heritage: Toward an Ontological Politics of Heritage in the Age of Anthropocene, Heritage & Society, 8:1, 24-42
Nature/Culture Heritage Surgery: Building Sustainable Heritage Futures in the Anthropocene
IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
Alternative Heritage Futures
28/08/2016 — 02/09/2016
World Archaeological Congress, Kyoto
Conserving diversity: Understanding biological, cultural, linguistic and ecological diversity conservation practices in comparative perspective
31/01/2016 — 02/02/2016
Texas A&M at Qatar 2016 Liberal Arts International Conference, “Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Borders”
Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage
03/11/2015 — 07/11/2015
First International Conference on Anticipation
30/10/2015 — 01/11/2015