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Buildings change over time. Keeping a building still requires maintenance. Can heritage allow buildings to change as well?

Our focus in built heritage contexts is on instances where there is some accommodation (or appreciation, even if ambivalent) of ruination and material change. Non-interventionist management approaches, while still relatively uncommon, are beginning to be explored through conceptualisations of ‘continued ruination’ and heritage hybridity. These approaches often aspire to a collaborative, rather than antagonistic, relationship with other-than-human agents of weathering, decay and ecological colonisation, but such intentions can come into conflict with the expectations set by regulatory frameworks and heritage designations.

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

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