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Workshop on Heritage and the Spatial Turn

Information about the Workshop 1: Spatial Turn

Spatial thinking has pervaded all sectors of society and also heritage management; heritage is now commonly approached through the lens of landscapes, perceived as spatial and temporal palimpsests of memories and meanings, socially constituted and continuously redefined and -designed. In the planning of these landscapes for the future, those palimpsests are often considered building blocks and sources of inspiration, with which to guarantee place making, community cohesion and economic exploitation. This workshop will discuss and compare different theoretical, methodological and operational approaches in doing so.

Heriland ESRs of the Work Package on Spatial Turn

Marilena Mela

Marilena Mela

VU Amsterdam
Rusudan Mirzikashvili

Rusudan Mirzikashvili

Newcastle University
Komal Potdar

Komal Potdar

Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem
Rebecca Staats

Rebecca Staats

University of Gothenburg

Work Package Leaders

Sam Turner

Newcastle University

Graham Fairclough

Newcastle University

Workshop Structure

  • Introduction of the workshop aims, theme and format, introduction of the guest 
  • 3-minute pitch of the speakers

09.30-10.15: Group roundtable discussion (guest speaker/ESR presenting their experience using research methods, followed by the Q/A among participants)

  • Coffee break 
  • Group roundtable discussion (discussing applicability in practice, challenges, limitations, improvements. The focus will be the following: can the same methods be used across  different case-studies, dissimilar in scale or type? How can methods be transferred or adjusted? What are the limitations?)

11.15-12.00: Final session, 5 min presentation from each group, panel discussion (with Heriland keynote speaker).