Designing Heritages

Brown University
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Koç University, Istanbul
Department of Archaeology and History of Art

This course takes as its starting assumption that pasts are not temporally distant from today. They are contemporary experiences whose structure and mediation impact how we live in our shared world. This course explores the intellectual history of heritage theory and how different peoples have made and continue to make heritages. While simultaneously exploring practical design skills, it will provide context to contemporary synergies between art, archaeology and heritage studies through interdisciplinary studies of architecture, art history, cultural criticism, heritage studies and archaeological theory.

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‘Han Dynasty Urn with Coca-Cola Logo’  (1994) by Ai Wei Wei