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Title: The Poetics of Heritage: an inquiry into disaster
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Murcia: Servicio de publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia
Citation: Arte y políticas de identidad, vol. 21 (2019)
ISSN: 1989-8452
Related subjects: CDU::7 Bellas artes
Keywords: Ecological Arts
Abstract: This paper argues that heritage is what contemporary culture makes of history and that this may distort our ability to face future realities. Funded by the UK Heritage Lottery Fund, the VIEWPOINT ecological arts project at the confluence of two rivers in Cockermouth, Northwest England, questioned the deployment of art and heritage as a means of community recovery from the 2009 and 2015 flood disasters. As the climate crisis accelerates and the psychosocial emergency increases, this project reassigned a Wordsworth poem and repurposed twelve large rocks to celebrate the potential for communities to live with their rivers in the future and defy their tendency towards nostalgia and memorialization. However, the situation was exacerbated when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation World Heritage awarded cultural heritage status on The Lake District National Park, affixing the environmental management of the area to Beatrix Potter’s romanticized notion of sheep farming; thereby ensuring perpetual landscape deforestation and future flooding.
Primary author: Haley, David
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 21
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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