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What values are associated with heritage structures and landscapes that are allowed to undergo transformation and change?

The Transformation theme seeks 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.

Interventions

Talk

Heritage Futures at the 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference

06/09/2018

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.

 

Uncertainty
Transformation
Profusion
Diversity

Interventions

Exhibition

Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul

10/07/2017

An exhibition, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Restricted Access Pilot Project, awarded to Rodney Harrison (Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Trinidad Rico (Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers University and Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology), will be hosted from this week at the Balseiro Institute in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

Rodney Harrison

Uncertainty
Transformation

Nuclear Waste Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management

Twitter

@HeritageFutures

#Transformation Co-I Caitlin DeSilvey chairing "Vectors of latent potential: material traces’ unpredictable futures… https://t.co/6oa1SUaVpM

Interventions

Media coverage

Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving

22/06/2017

Hosted by UCL, a panel discussion of Caitlin DeSilvey’s new book, Curated Decay, with guest speakers Professor David Lowenthal, Dr Haidy Geismar and Professor Rodney Harrison.

The book has been featured and debated through various media outlets, with articles in The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, The Eastern Daily Press, and Cornwall Live – to name a few. DeSilvey was also interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall, and BBC Radio Solent.

Rodney Harrison
Caitlin DeSilvey

Natural Heritage Management