(IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future
Organization: AMPS, University of Canterbury and Intellect Books
IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future
Place: Canterbury, UK / Virtual
Dates: 15-17 June 2022
Abstracts: 30 June, 2021 [early submissions]
DISCIPLINES: Architecture, History, Heritage, Urban Design, Art, Design, Technology, Sociology, Cultural studies, Archaeology
PUBLISHERS: Routledge Taylor & Francis | UCL Press | Intellect Books | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | Vernon Press | Libri Publishing.
The buildings, towns and cities we inhabit are physical entities created in the past, experienced in the present, and projected to inform the future. The same can be said of the artifacts we use daily: designed furniture in the home, the mobile devices in our hands, the vehicles we see on our streets. However, each of these places, buildings and products had, at their inception, social and cultural roles beyond their ‘object’ status. They continue to have them today. What we understand a designed object to be then, is a complex question of material and social import, and an intricate play of the tangible and intangible identities. Increasingly, it is also a question of hybrid experiences and overlaid histories. This conference address the range of issues connected to this scenario.