Dynamic and Migrating Landscapes: Re-visioning Heritage Conservation

April 22, 2017
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, in Ottawa

12th Annual Graduate Student Heritage Conservation Symposium
Hosted by the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

Illustrated by: Remy Godzisz

Illustrated by: Remy Godzisz

Dynamic and Migrating Landscapes: Re-visioning Heritage Conservation” is a one day event that aims to erode the dichotomies of tangible/intangible and cultural/natural heritage as well as give space to new perspectives, existing practices and inspiring new models in cultural landscape conservation.

As changes to lands and peoples accelerate, it becomes increasingly urgent to consider formerly disregarded identities or unidentified voices. Transformations, resulting from climate change, tourism development, and war, necessitate an expansion of the term ‘landscape’ to include ‘memoryscapes’, ‘materialscapes’, ‘identityscapes’, and ‘meaningscapes’.  Increasingly, values-based heritage designation systems appear inadequate in addressing the needs of communities living in and moving through contested landscapes. Therefore, this year’s Symposium calls for a rethinking of heritage conservation values to be inclusive of dynamic and migrating lands and peoples.

The Heritage Conservation stream in Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is uniquely positioned to facilitate this discussion, drawing from its interdisciplinary context, as well as its connections to related departments and practitioners inside and outside the Carleton community.

The Heritage Conservation Symposium Team would like to thank the following sponsors for this year’s event: