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Public lecture: Heritage from the outside in: Cultural practice in an already changed climate

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Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée
3:30 PM, viernes 2 sep 2022 (1 hour 30 minutos)

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is reluctant to question the underlying logics of industrial capitalism more directly. But as those logics continue to create conditions now rendering planetary systems themselves inhospitable to human life, the time feels right to ask: what would it take to imagine a heritage practice in solidarity with what is now or has long been structurally outside, one that aligns that implicit critique with projects of economic transformation, not merely revitalization? I propose two lines of possibility, one emerging from a more radically reflexive mode of practice and the other imagined within the conditions of breakdown and crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has prefigured and illuminated. I root this imagined practice within my own current location in a deindustrialized New England mill town where I am engaged with food systems projects. This work has given me unexpected insight into what it means to be structurally “outside” and pointed the way toward modes of community wealth and investment that can shift the sense of what cultural labor may be working toward. 

Who's Attending

Amy Buchan
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Dr Robyn Clinch
Heritage planner
University of Melbourne
Patrick Viaene
Lecturer University Antwerp (Heritage Conservation Studies)
Éliane Bélec
C.H.I.C. Espace Craig
Guillaume Martel
Provencher_Roy Architectes
Anne Dalmasso
Professeur d'histoire contemporaine
Université grenoble Alpes LARHRA
Amy Federman
Six Degree Singers
Monika Schott
Deakin University Australia
Kasper Albrektsen
Aarhus School of Archutecture
Clara Trojahn
IWTG TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Patrick Dieudonné
Directeur adjoint
Université de Bretagne occidentale, Institut de Géoarchitecture, France
Elizabeth Carnegie
Northumbria University
Pasi Saarimäki
Post doctoral fellow
University of Jyväskylä
Abdoulaye Gaye
Ministère de la Culture Sénégal / Direction du Patrimoine Culturel
Elisa Rubalcava
Heritage Conservation Technologist
GoA - Historic Resources Management Branch
Sung-Yong Kim
Master Student
IWTG TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Oana Cristina Tiganea
Assistant Professor in Architectural Preservation
Politecnico di Milano
Steven High
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
Boris Cvitanic D.
PhD. Associate Professor Architecture Department
Universidad de Magallanes
Mengke Zhang
PhD Candidate
Naveed Iqal
Ph.D. Researcher department of architecture & arts UHasselt
Hasselt University Belgium
Brian Rosa
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in Urban Geography, Department of Humanities
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mathieu Gigot
Maître de conférences en aménagement de l'espace - urbanisme
Université Paris Cité, UMR Géographie-Cités
Maryam El Moumni
Architect DENA/Cultural Heritage Graduate
Bode Morin
Anthracite Heritage Museum
Maria Isabel Alba Dorado
Associate Professor
Flore Vigné
Research fellow
Mirhan Damir
Alexandria University, Egypt
Ana Bergholz
PhD Student Heritage Studies
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
Èlia Casals Alsina
PhD student
Universitat de Lleida [University of Lleida]. Fac.: Geography and Sociology. Research program: Territory, heritage and culture
Monika Schott
Deakin University Australia
Stephan Green
Chercheur Indépendant (Royaume Uni)
Independent Researcher (UK)
Hsiao-Wei Lin
associate professor
Chung Yuan Christian University
Marie-Claude Lemelin
Service de l'urbanisme et de la mobilité
Ichiro Ohshima
Japan Industrial Archaeology Society
Takashi Itoh
Japan ICOMOS, Japan Industrial Archaeology Society
zeineb ayed
Université de Montréal
Bo Lagerqvist
Associate Professor
University of Gothenburg
Alain Gelly
Parks Canada

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