Cultural landscapes, which in the field of heritage studies and practice relates to caring for and safeguarding heritage areas, is a concept embedded in contemporary conservation. The concept came to global attention in 1992 following its adoption as a category of ‘site’ by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Today, cultural landscape practice has become increasingly complex given: the expansion of the values and meanings of heritage; the influence of environmental challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss; social justice and human rights concerns; technological advancements; and the need to better understand human connections to place. The presentation will provide an overview of the field of cultural landscape practices and its relationships to contemporary matters of concern.
The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Practice, which comprises 52 chapters, 63 authors, and a global coverage, offers a snapshot of the state of present-day heritage conservation practice.
Speaker: Dr Steve Brown
Date/Time: Thursday 18 May 2023, 12:30-13:30 pm.
Location: Building 1 Level A Room 1C50, University of Canberra; OR