Containing profusion? Creative potential in crossing borders between homes and museums for sustainable heritage practice
Morgan J (2018) Containing profusion? Creative potential in crossing borders between homes and museums for sustainable heritage practice. Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biannual Conference, Hangzhou, China, 01.09.2018-07.09.2018.
Abstract Paper co-authored with Sharon Macdonald
Session 089 '(Un)sustainable Heritage? Change and Adaptation Across Borders' organised by Rodney Harrison, University College London
Sustainability in heritage management is commonly associated with the ideal of endurance and the continuation of a given practice or object. But what has often been ignored is not only the creative potential of breakdown, discontinuity and destruction, but also the ironic fact that endurance of value and continuity of significance may be best achieved by the ability to accommodate change and adapt to new circumstances. While discourses of environmental sustainability have embraced the productive potential of disruption, heritage practices, for the most part, remain focused on the aim to protect and perpetuate. Innovative perspectives on change and adaptation can arise when different heritage domains are brought into relation, and practices are exchanged across established professional and institutional borders. In this session we invite papers that explore new territory, and that propose alternative frameworks for understanding heritage as a dynamic, future-oriented force for (material and cultural) change
Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biannual Conference