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Laia Colomer

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Linnaeus University (Sweden)
Participates in 3 items
Laia Colomer is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with extensive professional and academic experiences in archaeological heritage management, public archaeology and applied heritage. Her current work focus on the uses of heritage for the wellbeing of migrants (i.e. identity, belonging, affection & mobility). At present, her research concerns the understanding of how new forms of contemporary cultural heritage might develop responding to the deterritorialization of people and cultures in a globalized world.

Educated in Barcelona (PhD. in Prehistoric Archaeology, UAB) and the United Kingdom (MA in Public Archaeology, UCL), she has combined an academic career in The Netherlands, the UK, and Spain, with a professional career in heritage management in Spain and Italy, including in both paths several European Commission projects. In the field of heritage management, she has been working on gender, education and archaeology, the management of urban archaeological sites, and the politics of religious conflict in archaeological heritage.

Sessions in which Laia Colomer participates

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes the Local Societies
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local

Sessions in which Laia Colomer attends

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...

11:00 - 11:30 | 30 minutes
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageCitizenshipActivists and Experts
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage
11:00 - 15:00 | 4 hours
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesCitizenshipTourism
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes the Social OrderHeritage Changes Politics
Heritage changes politicsPolitical uses of heritageUses of heritageHeritage and conflicts
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
13:00 - 14:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformanceHeritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Oral History
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching