Author: Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, compiled by Richard Morrison
The (ir)replaceable symposium – a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making – will discuss what happens when conservation is envisioned as future-making rather than preservation. The symposium will be held in the Ann Harding Centre at the University of Canberra at 12.00-5.30pm, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, with a networking drinks event to follow. Questions to be explored include:
Is the past irreplaceable and non-renewable or renewed and remade through heritage conservation?
What can we learn from reflecting on the history of heritage conservation?
How have our current heritage practices and policies contributed to building a more just and sustainable society?
What future risks and opportunities can be influenced by our policies and practices in the present?
The convenors, Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra) and Steve Brown (University of Sydney) – ACHS Aus/NZ Chapter Coordinators – in conjunction with Denis Byrne (Western Sydney University), welcome further ‘provocations’ on these topics, broadly interpreted, to ‘build a constructive, collaborative agenda’ for the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the ACHS, in the lead up to the 2018 Heritage Across Borders Conference in Hangzhou, China. A full programme will be disseminated in early June. For further information, including speakers and online registration, please see the following link.