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Public lecture: Trajectories of deindustrialization and the memoryscapes of industrial pasts – Towards global perspectives

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Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée
1:30 PM, Thursday 1 Sep 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Break   03:00 PM to 03:30 PM (30 minutes)

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-Saxon countries, b) continental West European countries, c) post-Communist East European countries, d) capitalist countries in the global south, e) post-Communist countries in the global south, and f) China as an officially Communist country developing a turbo-capitalist system under the label ‘socialism with a Chinese face’. 

As industrial heritage amounts to a form of memorialization of industrial pasts, the memoryscapes that are inherent in these six different industrial heritage regimes reveal the power structures that have determined the pathways of deindustrialization but they can also represent the resistance to such pathways of deindustrialization. Hence we often encounter pluralistic and multiperspectival memories that are contained in industrial heritage sites. I will relate the memoryscapes of deindustrialization to three different memory regimes: antagonistic memory, cosmopolitan memory and agonistic memory. Drawing on the theory of agonistic memory, as it was developed by Anna Cento Bull and Hans Lauge Hansen, I will argue in favour of agonistic memories of deindustrialization as these are more capable in politicizing industrial heritage landscapes and giving voice to those who seek to represent working-class communities in their struggle to counter the negative effects of deindustrialization on their respective communities.


Who's Attending

Maria Isabel Alba Dorado
Associate Professor
Brian Rosa
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in Urban Geography, Department of Humanities
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Pria Ranganath
Foundatrice: Lea & Pria -espace creatif
Abdoulaye Gaye
Ministère de la Culture Sénégal / Direction du Patrimoine Culturel
Paul Mahoney
Senior Heritage Advisor
Department of Conservation New Zealand
Carly McCoy
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp.
Ariane Néron Lapointe
Député de Jonquière
Camilo Contreras
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Don Lafreniere
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Geography and GIS
Michigan Technological University
Chang Ting-Chao
Project Planner
Preparatory Office of National Railway Museum (Taiwan)
Cathy Stanton
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Tufts University
Ichiro Ohshima
Japan Industrial Archaeology Society
Hsiao-Wei Lin
associate professor
Chung Yuan Christian University
Ana Bergholz
PhD Student Heritage Studies
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Stephan Green
Chercheur Indépendant (Royaume Uni)
Independent Researcher (UK)
Ulrich Schildberg
Dipl.-Ing. (Town Planning)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Elizabeth Carnegie
Northumbria University
Sung-Yong Kim
Master Student
IWTG TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Nevena Tatovic
PhD Candidate
University of Évora
Cristina Sucala
PhD Student
Ironbridge Interantional Institute for Cultural Heritage - University of Birmingham
Francisco Rivera
Research Associate
Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Museo, Universidad Católica del Norte
Michael Farrenkopf
Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM)
Johanna Björkman
PhD, Head of Cultural Environment
Helsinki City Museum
Oana Cristina Tiganea
Assistant Professor in Architectural Preservation
Politecnico di Milano
Joanne Burgess
Université du Québec à Montréal
Amy Buchan
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Dr Chao-Shiang Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Interior Design, China University of Technology, Taiwan
Justin Bur
Doctoral candidate
Jose Lopes-Cordeiro
APPI / TICCIH Portugal
Dr Miles Oglethorpe
President of TICCIH
Marion Steiner
Secretary General
TICCIH International
Heike Oevermann
Prof. Dr. (interim)
Universität Bamberg
Zhen-Hui Liu
Assistant Professor
Literacy Center for Creative Writing and Course Development, Providence University
Pr-Dr Florence Hachez-Leroy
Université d'Artois
Anica Draganic
associate professor
University of Novi Sad
Hushui Deng
post-doctoral researcher
Patrick Viaene
Lecturer University Antwerp (Heritage Conservation Studies)
Alain Gelly
Parks Canada
Oana Cristina Tiganea
Assistant Professor in Architectural Preservation
Politecnico di Milano
Celina Peña Guzmán
Research Professor
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Steven High
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Zhen-Hui Liu
Assistant Professor
Literacy Center for Creative Writing and Course Development, Providence University
Katarzyna Piotrowska
Department of Culture and National Heritage
Kraków Municipality
Steven Walton
Associate Professor of History
Michigan Technological University

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