UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Inaugural ISH Photo Competition winners announced

21 September 2017

UCL ISH is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural ISH Photo Competition.

Photo competition winning entry

Dozens of University College London staff and students entered excellent photographs on the theme of 'Future Heritage', an important research strand in UCL ISH's strategy. 

While heritage is often considered in a historical context, much of UCL ISH’s work relates to protecting existing heritage from present and future impacts, which can range from global climate change and conflict to changing technologies and use.

The entries were judged by UCL ISH Director Professor May Cassar, visual anthropologist and artist Marcel Reyez-Cortez and UCL BSEER Communications Manager Alex Blackburn.

The winning entries are:

  1. Ahmed Kawser, UCL BSEER (winning £100 of vouchers):
    'Longplayer' - This lighthouse houses Tibetan 'singing bowls' run by algorithms to play a evolving musical composition designed to play without repetition for 1000 years
  2. Mark Kearney, UCL ISH (winning £50 of vouchers):
    'An uncertain future'
    An uncertain future
  3. Andre Afonso, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture  (winning £50 of vouchers):
    'Vanishing urban media - London'
    Vanishing urban media