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Dr Gabriella Olshammar

Researcher
University of Gothenburg
Participates in 1 Session
At the moment Gabriella is project leading a research project called “The power of visions: Industrial sites, integrated conservation and urban transformation”, funded by the Swedish National Heritage Board (2015-2016). The objective is to reach a deepened understanding of everyday lives and urban visions connected to the industrial riverfront of Gothenburg. Two “stakeholder researchers” are cooperating with Gabriella and the character of this project and research group is in line with her interest to work in close contact with stakeholders (from municipalities and the heritage sector).
 

General research background and interests
Gabriella has a cross-disciplinary background with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Conservation (1996) and a Ph.D. in Architecture–Urban Planning and Design (2002). She did a postdoc in Melbourne in 2004 (The School of Architecture, Building and Planning) and she held a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, in 2005–2008, before taking a leave from research activities for approximately six years. She recently returned to research (part-time), focusing on the regeneration of urban industrial sites. Her interests convene in revealing and highlighting sociocultural values that are often present in dilapidated and stigmatized industrial areas. In the last couple of years Gabriella has utilized her private interest in SF novels for a deepened understanding of everyday lives and urban sustainable visions connected to the regeneration of industrial sites.

Sessions in which Dr Gabriella Olshammar participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Dr Gabriella Olshammar attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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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...

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

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19:00 - 21:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Monday 6 June, 2016

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7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal (COHDS, 2013 - bilingual) is an audio-walk and booklet that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, exploring the post-industrial transformation of a once heavily industrialized area. The Lachine Canal area has undergone dramatic changes, as mills and factories were closed and then demolished or converted into high-end condominiums. The adjoining working-class neighbourhoods ...

18:00 - 19:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event
20:00 - 21:35 | 1 hour 35 minutes
Public event

Wednesday 8 June, 2016

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