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urban heritage seminarseries 2013 heritage as common(s) – common(s) as heritage

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Nov 5th Extra Session: 1000 – 1200, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Lilla Hörsalen
Invited: Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts
Discussant: Johan Öberg, Akademin Valand

Nov 7th Extra Session: 1300 – 1600, HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Lilla Hörsalen
Invited: Ana Džokic & Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited), Kungliga Konsthögskolan /
Sheffield School of Architecture
Guest: Kim Trogal, Sheffield School of Architecture
Auditor: Dougald Hine

In times of extensive privatization of urban space and of welfare institutions, the theme of the seminar is provocative. It is provocative not only because of the statement being made with this focus, but also because the “commons” here will be put in the perspective of heritage. Cultural heritage, although an infinite and seamless notion in and of itself, has seldom been put in relation to “commons” — the negotiated, competed, challenged and variable social areas of sharing that throughout history have been offering various kinds of alternatives to processes of privatization, segregation, partition and separation. Other way around, cultural heritage as such, is one of few contemporary notions that may provoke and complicate current simplified and homogenized understandings of the past. The subject matter of Heritage as common(s) – Common(s) as heritage is thus to put focus on sharing – as space and place, as social imaginary, as practice – and to explore its imperatives.

To register or to get more info mail: henric.benesch@hdk.gu.se or ingrid.holmberg@conservation.gu.se

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