Upcoming Event: Democratising Conservation

 

A national system of architectural heritage protection has now been in place in Ireland for almost 20 years, providing a rigorous professional framework in which conservation decisions are framed. However, alternative perspectives on what aspects of the built environment are important can lead to conflict and to fundamental questions around whose heritage is being protected and why, and whether conventional approaches should be challenged, and conservation of built heritage ‘democratised’.

These alternative perspectives include the views of the general public, sometimes rooted in collective memory and identity, but also other competing social, economic and political factors. This seminar aims to examine how conservation can engage with diverse voices and values in heritage debates through new methodologies and perspectives. This seminar therefore brings together guests from across the island of Ireland and further afield to address these issues through a series of presentations and concluding with a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Ciaran Cuffe, architect, planner, Dublin City Councillor for the North Inner City, and Lecturer in Planning, Department of Environment and Planning, DIT.
  • Paraic Fallon, Senior Planner, Archaeology, Conservation & Heritage Section, Dublin City Council.
  • Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, University College London.
  • Dr Thomas Maguire, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts & Humanities, Ulster University
  • Dr Andrew McClelland, Research Associate, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool.
  • Dr Niamh Moore-Cherry, Associate Professor of Urban Governance and Development in the School of Geography, University College Dublin.
  • Dr Arthur Parkinson, Lecturer in Planning and Urban Design, UCD.
  • Grainne Shaffrey, principal of Shaffrey Architects, and President of ICOMOS Ireland.
  • Dr Michael Short, Senior Teaching Fellow in Planning, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.

This is a free event that will be held in Studio 3 of the Planning & Environmental Policy Building in Richview on Friday the 16th of November.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/democratising-conservation-tickets-52011989260?utm_term=eventurl_text