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Dr Eva Löfgren

Senior lecturer
Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Participates in 2 items
Phd and senior lecturer/associate professor at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Eva Löfgren’s research mainly concerns rural public space and the use and meaning of built environment. Lofgren is currently working on two research projects that regard religious heritage and in particular Swedish church buildings; ”How was the Church of Sweden transformed into a national heritage?” (Swedish Research Council 2014-2018) and ”Old Churches, New Values? Use and Management of Church buildings in a Changing society” (National Heritage Board/Church of Sweden 2012-2015). She teaches witihin the fields of history of architecture, history of heritage conservation, spatial theory and research methodologies. Löfgren has previously worked as an editor and is now a member of the editorial board of Bebyggelsehistorisk Tidskrift (Journal of Building History)
Recent publications (selection): Svenska kyrkans kulturarv. En forskningsöversikt 2009-2014. co-authors Erika Persson and Ola Wetterberg, Göteborg, 2014, När Gud blir sambo med kulturen, co-author Henrik Lindblad Svenska Dagbladet 2014, Close, yet far away. On spatial integration and segregation in Swedish district courts, Gardens of Justice, Stockholm 2012, This is not a courthouse, in Legal stagings The vizualisation, medialization and ritualization of law in language, literature, media, art and architecture Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen 2012.

Sessions in which Dr Eva Löfgren participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageReligious Heritage
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

Since the beginning of the 19th century religious buildings and artefacts of the West have been involved in a continuous process of musealization. In the time-period subsequent to the Second World War, the general forces of secularisation increasingly turned religious buildings, most of them churches, into heritage and substantial parts of Christian practices into history. On a global scale (Western), conservation and heritage practices have been applied on tangible and intangible expressions...

Sessions in which Dr Eva Löfgren attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Working with archival documents and the current-day morphology of the Grey Nuns' site, Dr Cynthia Hammond, Dr Shauna Janssen, in collaboration with Dr Jill Didur, will curate a series of installations and performances that speak directly to the rich heritage of a specific urban landscape: the gardens of the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, now part of the Concordia University downtown campus. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the lost working gardens of the Grey Nuns. As with other such...

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Living EnvironmentUrban HeritageTourismActivists and ExpertsArchitecture and Urbanism
Heritage changes the environmentHeritage values

With his expression "ceci tuera cela," Hugo established almost two centuries ago a strong link between words and stones as transmission vehicles of human memory. We heritage experts would be inclined to consider stones as more reliable than words, what semiology seems to confirm: stones are clues, and clues are, according to Roland Barthes, tangible proofs of “what has been.” But the inspector Columbo has often shown how we can play with these clues, and Umberto Eco would easily forgive us th...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:30 - 15:30 | 8 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageReligious HeritageUrban HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

__ Please note that this session is scheduled in a distant location from the main conference; transportation will be provided to registered participants. Bus pick-up is scheduled at 7:30 AM in front of the DS Building (320 Saint Catherine East street, on the UQAM site and will return for 7:00 PM at the same location. Please wear your badge. ___ Veuillez noter que cet atelier est à l'extérieur de Montréal. Les délégués qui se seront enregistrés seront transporté...

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageReligious Heritage
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

Dans la tradition occidentale, le patrimoine culturel trouverait ses fondements «dans le concept chrétien de l’héritage sacré de la foi» (Babelon et Chastel 1994), dont la conservation des objets religieux sous l’Antiquité et le culte des reliques seraient les prémices. Posant alors le principe du «transfert de sacralité», on emprunta le vocabulaire et les techniques du premier pour construire le second, qualifiant ainsi le fait patrimonial comme le culte laïc des productions humaines. Le sac...

13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Activists and ExpertsPublic event
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching

The roundtable will explore ideas around the concept of insignificance. That is, how things are judged to be unimportant, not worthy of conservation, meaningless, or without substantive power or influence. We will examine this notion in relation to the history, theory, and practical application of significance as a concept and method in heritage. In short, we will discuss the significance of insignificance. The notion of ‘significance’ is central to heritage conservation in many pa...

19:00 - 23:00 | 4 hours
Festive Event

The closing dinner of the conference, called “Pawâ” according to a French-Canadian tradition borrowed from the Native American lexicon, will be an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, an original culinary creation by the caterer Agnus Dei, from the renowned Maison Cartier-Besson in Montreal, leader in its field for its boundless creativity and event expertise. The dinner, in the form of stations, will offer delegates an exploration of Quebecois culinary heritage,...