ACHS 2020 5th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies: Futures

The 5th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) was held as a virtual conference across August and September 2020 with on-demand presentations and live Q&A and roundtable sessions. The international conference was organized by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Heritage Priority Area. The conference aimed at discussing how heritage addresses the concerns of future generations, and what futures await the critical heritage studies.

Nadia Pintossi, CLIC researcher and PhD candidate from the Eindhoven University of Technology, presented results from her doctoral research related to the CLIC research activities. Her oral contribution was titled “Cultural heritage adaptive reuse for circular cities: a comparative analysis of challenges”. She also participated in the live discussion “The future of heritage as sustainable development?”.

She presented the challenges to adaptive reuse of cultural heritage identified through stakeholder engagement workshops in the CLIC case studies of Amsterdam (NL), Rijeka (HR), and Salerno (IT), highlighting commonalities and variations in the three cities. The challenges of cultural heritage adaptive reuse relating to participation were discussed during the live panel within the broader perspective of the challenges of heritage as sustainable development.