Kyle Lee Crossett
I am a PhD student in Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. My research investigates what archives find difficult to include in their collections. By studying how people make decisions on the edge of inclusion, I hope to explore how difference, belonging, and accountability work in archives and collections. Who and what will be included in the archives of the future? My research interests include queer heritage, postcolonial archive studies, community archaeology, public parks, and science fiction literature. I received my MA in Public Archaeology from UCL and have a BA with honours in Archaeology and English Literature from Stanford University in California. I have previously worked in research and archaeological fieldwork positions with the Çatalhöyük Research Project in Turkey, the Presidio San Francisco National Park and Historic District, and Stanford University.
Where are all the people? How images of shelving reveal deeper problems in the way we think about archives
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