Making global heritage futures
The Making Global Heritage Futures (MGHF) cluster has a critical and interdisciplinary focus on how heritage
– as elaborations of artifacts, practices or ideas
of the past –constitutes a part of, and is used in, ongoing political,
economic, social and cultural processes traversing local, national and global scales.
Issues and questions
heritage to these processes brings a number of issues and questions
into focus, for instance; the ways in which heritage is interpreted and
within the politics of memory production and identity politics; how
heritage is appropriated and exploited in terms of rights, property and
ownership; the ways heritage is used in connection to the
commodification and consumption of the past; and how heritage
is being globalized as an assemblage of institutions, expert positions,
knowledge and discourses.
Activities and projects
cluster will coordinate and support critical and interdisciplinary
research activities and projects, with a cross-boundary
character, that are situated within the overall field of the cluster’s
theme. At UCL, it hosts a number of large, international, collaborative
projects, including Heritage Futures
and Restricted Access Pilot Project: Interdisciplinary perspectives
on clean energy production and landscape conservation in North Patagonia.