ACHS 2016 - What does heritage change?

Havik, K. M. (Participant)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    What does heritage change? From June 3rd to June 8th 2016, the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage of UQAM’s School of Management, in collaboration with Concordia University and the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, hosts the Association of Critical Heritage’s third Biennial Conference under the theme “ “What does heritage change?”. More than 700 delegates are participating, from all five continents. Heritage is a powerful witness to mindsets and zeitgeist; it is commonly understood that it gives way to a better understanding of societies and even brings together communities. But how would this happen? Can heritage affect reality? What does it change? Under this question, “What does heritage change?”, the ACHS2016 Conference, hosted by the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (ESG, UQAM) in collaboration with the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (Concordia) considers the manifestations, discourses, epistemologies, policies, and stakes of heritage—as a phenomenon, a symptom, an effect or a catalyst; as a tool of empowerment or leverage; as a physical or intangible restraint or kick-off; in communities, societies, or any material or mental environment. Subthemes range from gender-related issues to identity-making, mythologies of cultural diversity and the rethinking of heritage policies beyond the authorized heritage discourse.
    Period3 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
    Event typeConference
    LocationMontreal, Canada


    • cultural heritage
    • architecture
    • oral history
    • narrative
    • community
    • commons