The game of shipyard as heritage activism: creating public knowledge for political action

Katarzyna Kosmala, Roman Sebastyanski

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Abstract

The context of this paper is activism around cultural heritage preservation within the process of the Gdansk Shipyard’s urban regeneration between the years 2000 and 2019. The paper offers a critique of the official, top-down planning process, in particular concerning the method of ‘preservation’ that resulted in the destruction of significant proportion of the shipyard’s relics. The paper also examines the role of artists and activists in rediscovering various aspects of the Gdansk Shipyard’ cultural heritage and raising social and political awareness about its values through initiating and facilitating public dialogue on alternative ways of protecting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium Proceedings 2018
Subtitle of host publicationbased on the AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium held at De Montfort University on June 29th 2018
EditorsNick Higgett
PublisherConnected Communities Heritage Network
Pages22-27
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019
EventAHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium - De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Aug 2018 → …

Conference

ConferenceAHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period29/08/18 → …

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Keywords

  • Urban regeneration planning
  • Heritage protection
  • Public participation
  • Art practice
  • Heritage activism

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Kosmala, K., & Sebastyanski, R. (2019). The game of shipyard as heritage activism: creating public knowledge for political action. In N. Higgett (Ed.), AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium Proceedings 2018: based on the AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium held at De Montfort University on June 29th 2018 (pp. 22-27). Connected Communities Heritage Network.