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Critical approaches: social power, sustainability, decolonization and industrial heritage II

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Regular session
11:00 AM, Tuesday 30 Aug 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Lunch   12:30 PM to 01:30 PM (1 hour)

Drawing on case studies from diverse social, cultural, and political contexts the papers in this session discuss the different responses to maintaining and assessing not only the physical sustainability of industrial heritage but also the sustainability of its social values and meaning.

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11:00 AM - 11:20 AM | 20 minutes

Since the 1990s, the use and reuse of asbestos is prohibited in Belgium and Europe. This highly toxic mineral has been widely used in several products and building materials. Scientific research argues that not only professionals who used to work in the asbestos industry, but everyone who has close contact with asbestos products is in danger of developing asbestos related diseases (Vanden Borre 2019). The prohibition doesn’t mean contemporary societies don’t face massive challenges in the man...

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM | 20 minutes

Le patrimoine industriel aujourd’hui abandonné est l’occasion d’interroger et de repenser la pratique même du patrimoine. La pratique normale depuis le XIXème siècle serait d’en faire un patrimoine historique dont la fonction est d’être un document public de ses usages d’origine et des pratiques sociales qui lui sont attachés. Dans ce but, il faut le maintenir dans un état qui permet de rendre identifiable des usages et des pratiques. La forme de cet état dépend des différentes conceptions de...

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM | 20 minutes

The old Gasworks of Athens was established in 1857 and provided energy for public lighting, industries and households in Athens. It was in full function in 1984 and partly until the 1990’s. In the early 1980’s, the Municipality of Athens and the Ministry of Culture decided to declare the whole place a historic monument of industrial heritage as a part of their greater plan including other important monuments as well. They also proposed a detailed scheme of action for the old Gasworks e.g. de...

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