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Homes are one focus of our exploration of how people choose what to keep for the future. How do they decide what to keep and what to discard?

Homes are one focus of our exploration of how people choose what to keep for the future. How do they decide what to keep and what to discard? And how do they cope with the profusion of things that are found in many households today? To explore these questions we are looking at professional and semi-professional advice and services offered to cope with domestic profusion, and at actual household practices. This includes looking at the work of professional declutterers and self-storage companies. In homes, we research key moments when individuals tackle accumulated stuff and decide what to keep for the future. Critical decision times include moving house, sorting out an inheritance, putting together a family archive, or more routine tasks like a spring clean.

Interventions

Workshop

The Story in the Object

13/09/2017 — 17/09/2017

Heritage Futures collaborators Encounters are to present a new work, “The Story in the Object” inspired by the archaeological memoir “Come Tell Me how you Live” by Agatha Christie. The work will take shape throughout the week long International Agatha Christie Festival 2017 in Torquay, as you are invited to bring an object that you would want to keep for the future.

Jennie Morgan

Homes

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