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.
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.
DeSilvey, C. and Bartolini, N. (2018). Where horses run free? Autonomy, temporality, and rewilding in the Côa Valley, Portugal. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2018: 1-16.
Los ecos del Proyecto Huemul
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.
Techniques of Worlding: Categorization Knowledge Exchange at Kew
28/02/2017 — 02/03/2017
The Heritage Futures team hosts a Knowledge Exchange workshop at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A Berlin Thought Experiment: Heritage Futures Visits CARMaH
DeSilvey, C. (2017). Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.
#Transformation Co-I Caitlin DeSilvey chairing "Vectors of latent potential: material traces’ unpredictable futures… https://t.co/6oa1SUaVpM
Landscapes in Limbo
Harrison, R. et al. (2016). Heritage Futures. Archaeology International 19: 68–72.
Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving
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.