UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


UCL ISH participates at heritage conference in Montreal, Canada

20 June 2016


Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, Director of the MSc in Sustainable Heritage at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (UCL ISH), recently organised and chaired a substantive session at the recent conference of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies which was held in Montreal, Canada from 3-8 June 2016. This biennial conference is the most prestigious international conference in heritage studies attracting more than 600 delegates.

Dr Fouseki’s two-day session which she chaired, was on the topic of ‘Urban Heritage: Critical Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives’. She collaborated with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). NIKU is also a partner in the European Heritage Values Network, an international group that is led by Dr Fouseki.

During the Critical Heritage Studies conference, a graduate Masters student from UCL ISH’s MSc Sustainable Heritage presented her research on ‘Social Sustainability in Heritage-led Regeneration: The case of Kings Cross Central in London.’ Her paper was selected as part of a highly competitive peer review process.

The fifth biennial conference of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies will be held in 2020 at UCL.

Dr Kalliopi Fouseki said, “I had the pleasure to organize and chair a successful two-day session on Critical Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Urban Heritage at one of the largest international conferences on heritage studies. The session had contributors from across the globe providing a critical cross-cultural perspective to this topical issue and was very well attended on both days”.