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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

Work Package Leaders

Workshop Structure

Integration, Participation, Inclusion: Methodologies in Research and in Practice

As researchers in the fields of landscape, heritage, and planning, we employ a variety of methods, including policy and planning analysis, interviews, surveys, GIS and big data analysis, discourse analysis, but also fieldwork, ethnographic approaches, and walk-and-talk sessions. This workshop aims to draw insights from the world of practice; it invites practitioners representing different worlds (public sector, heritage and landscape consultancies, and grassroot organizations) to share their experiences with the use of similar methods towards an integrated and inclusive heritage and landscape practice. 

The first part of the workshop is designed as a moderated panel, during which invited panelists will introduce their work and will illustrate the topic with examples. 

During the second part participants will be split in four roundtables of around 10 people each. Each roundtable will be chaired by one invited practitioner and one Heriland researcher, and will encourage the exchange of experiences among participants.