What values are associated with heritage structures and landscapes that are allowed to undergo transformation and change?
The Transformation theme sought to document how the practice of cultural remembrance can be sustained with materials and landscapes that are allowed to undergo active processes of change and transformation. Within this broad area of interest, the work has a particular interest in the way in which a focus on process, rather than permanence, renders the distinction between natural and cultural heritage unworkable, and unsustainable. This theme considers the future dilemmas associated with the management of change by working within two distinct domains of practice: built heritage and transitional landscapes.
Built Heritage Management
Buildings change over time. Keeping a building still requires maintenance. Can heritage allow buildings to change as well?...
Heritage Futures at the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference
Members of the Heritage Futures research team will be convening and presenting at seven sessions at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2018 conference at Zheijang University in Hangzhou, China from 1st-6th September.
If you’re heading there, come check out (at least) one of our sessions. Or follow our twitter @Future_Heritage and website for updates resulting from these sessions.
Caitlin DeSilvey and Nadia Bartolini. 2018. Where horses run free? Autonomy, temporality, and rewilding in the Côa Valley, Portugal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2018: 1-16.
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 ...
From the Vault to the Archive
Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage
University of Southampton Archaeology Seminar Series and the Centre for Transnational Studies in Modern Languages
Manchester Museum, One Year On
Thinking Allowed: Heritage and Preservation
Caitlin DeSilvey discusses her new book as a guest on the Radio 4 programme.
Performing the Processes and Challenges of Early Career Researchers
Trinidad Rico. 2018. Reclaiming post-disaster narratives of loss in Indonesia. International Journal of Heritage Studies.
Caitlin DeSilvey and Rodney Harrison. 2019. Anticipating loss: rethinking endangerment in heritage futures. International Journal of Heritage Studies 26 Special Issue
Heritage Futures at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India
The Heritage Futures research programme will be joined by members of the AHRC Heritage Priority Area team in attending and organising a number of activities at the 19th ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi .