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. & 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.
Heritage Futures at Historic Scotland 'Conservation Ethics and Approaches' event.
12/12/2018 — 12/12/2018
Caitlin DeSilvey delivered a keynote, with Jennie Morgan providing an invited response at Historic Scotland ‘Conservation Ethics and Approaches’ event on 12 December.
From the Vault to the Archive
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.
The timeliness of heritage
IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
Heritage Futures at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Assembly in New Delhi, India
The National Trust
The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity. They look after special places for ever, ...
great read weaving together #diversity & #transformation ++ by @RobGMacfarlane "It matters because language defici… https://t.co/CbiZHBFIc2
Harrison, R. et al. (2016). Heritage Futures. Archaeology International 19: 68–72.