World Heritage Sites are the common heritage of humanity, managed to promote peace and understanding. How long should they last?
UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status is one of the best known heritage designations. Established early in the work of UNESCO it aims to promote peace and international understanding through shared culture. But it also creates futures that include these places, our places. The practices involved in World Heritage Site management are complex and technical but the aims of the programme are cultural and subtle. How do these two come together in future making?
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
Is the Lake District a Rural Area?
Video of a talk at the 2016 CHAT conference