Heritage Across the Borders

Kosmala, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Description

The 2018 conference takes 'borders' as a broadly defined, yet key, concept for better understanding how heritage is valued, preserved, politicised, mobilised, financed, planned and destroyed. Thinking through borders raises questions about theories of heritage, its methodologies of research, and where its boundaries lie with tourism, urban development, post-disaster recovery, collective identities, climate change, memory or violent conflict.
Borders tell us much about the complex role heritage plays in societies around the world today. Historically speaking, physical and political borders have led to ideas about enclosed cultures, and a language of cultural property and ownership which marches forward today in tension alongside ideals of universalism and the cosmopolitan.
One of the key contributions of critical heritage studies has been to draw attention to the role of heritage in constructing and operationalising boundaries and borders of many kinds-national, social, cultural, ethnic, economic and political. In what ways do international flows of capital rework indigenous and urban cultures, and reshape nature in ways that redefine existing boundaries?
Period1 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Event typeConference
LocationHangzhou, China
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • heritage
  • borders
  • culture
  • identity
  • community
  • change