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Heritage and Landscape – Everywhere or Nowhere?

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David Charles Harvey - Lecturer

Abstract:
Exploring the relationship between some-thing called ‘heritage’ and some-thing called ‘landscape’, this paper offers a review of the critical intersections between heritage and landscape. Moving beyond perceiving them as mere products or physical artefacts to be ‘preserved’, the paper emphasises a processual understanding of both heritage and landscape. Examining some existential, methodological, intellectual and contextual commonalities and trajectories, therefore, I will try to chart a way forward that involves a collaborative conversation. Drawing on some productive possibilities of telling ‘small stories’, the paper seeks a creative space in which discussion of haptic experience, ephemerality and movement can occur alongside matters of materiality and conservation practice. Critically reflecting on a series of case studies, therefore, the paper raises questions about the work that heritage and landscape does – and can do – specifically in terms of the conceptualisation of temporality, authenticity and the politics of heritage landscaping.
6 Mar 2020

External organisation (University)

NameUniversity of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Country/TerritoryFinland

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