Heritage Activation as Future-Making Tactics: From Vernacular Spaces and Industrial Ruins to People’s Urban Futures - Paper panel session

Kosmala, K. (Speaker), Tomasz Jelenski (Speaker), Mathias Agbo (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

Prof Kosmala chairs the panel session with Dr T Jelenski (Cracow Poland) and Mr Mathias Agbo (Abuja, Nigeria) - Heritage Activation as Future-Making Tactics: From Vernacular Spaces and Industrial Ruins to People’s Urban Future

Reinventing the past is the key to our futures since heritage can promote social cohesion, regeneration, cultural and economic growth. In heritage policy development, there is now more attention given to the social dimension of heritage and the participation of citizens in its valuing and preservation. It is also recognized that particular attributes are valued because of their social relevance (social value), connection to the histories and biographies (experiential value) and their contribution to understandings of the past (historical value). However, capturing the intangible dimensions, through socio-cultural meanings that citizens ascribe to urban contexts, remains a significant challenge.

Addressing this challenge, this panel aims to engage with new research that expands place-making agenda beyond a concern with physical qualities of public space, by incorporation of values associated with local history and its people, including their ability to adapt, absorb, and react to change. We invite papers examining heritage activation as the future-making tactics that consider the ways societies experience, appropriate and value cultural heritage. We welcome contributions engaging with formal processes of change with multi-purpose use or re-use of neglected sites, vernacular spaces, and industrial ruins, as well as improving sustainable access to the heritage, contributing to the well-being and resilience of generations to come.
Period26 Aug 202030 Aug 2020
Event titleACHS 2020 FUTURES - Association of Critical<br/>Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference: Futures
Event typeConference
LocationLondon , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • heratage activation
  • industrial heritage
  • urbanism
  • participatory arts