Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice


This project seeks to reframe understandings of urban cultural heritage. It proposes that heritage is a creative and relational process where places and communities are constantly remade through creative performance. It will rigorously critique models for connecting contemporary arts practice and cultural heritage curation.

Bringing together international partners (a university and a cultural heritage organization) from Providence, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Dublin, York and Capetown, the project will establish shared vocabularies, tool kits and best practices for incorporating collaborative arts practice in cultural heritage curation. Each set of partners will collaborate on fieldwork, sharing outcomes at an annual workshop. An interim meeting will be held at Brown in January 2012. The first workshop will be in Istanbul in June 2012.

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The Home Project (2009) by Ursula Rani Sarma – Dublin, Ireland