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(IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:26 am
by architecturemps
All, I’m passing on the conference call below from the University of Kent. Intellect Books will be producing another publication in their ‘Mediated Cities’ series from the event.

(IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S): A conference on design, culture and technology – past, present, and future

Place: Canterbury, UK / Virtual - Organisers: University of Kent

Dates: 15-17 June 2022 - Abstracts: 30 Nov 2021 (Round 1)

Call Summary

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 artefacts 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.

Themes: Digital Heritage | Architecture | Conservation | Digital Design | Preservation | Social History | Urban imaginaries | Art Practice | Art History | Technology | Society and Culture

Disciplines: Art history, Architecture, History, Heritage, Urban Design, Art, Design, Technology, Sociology, Cultural studies, Archaeology

Publications: The primary publisher involved is Intellect Books. There will also be a special issue of the academic journal Architecture_MPS journal ISSN 2050-9006 published by UCL Press.