An Archaeology of the Anthropocene
The aim of this project is to investigate how the haunting, ruined, and stranded material legacies of the Anthropocene challenge current conceptions of heritage, and urge us to adopt more accommodating and complex understandings. Unruly Heritage explores how things’ persistency complicates and questions traditional delineations between past and present, and how their unruly afterlives allow for alternative memory practices. It critically scrutinizes the ethical foundations of heritage, as well as explores possible justifications for, and consequences of an ethics extended to things. In doing so, it investigates how a radical broadening of the humanistic concept of care may contribute to alternative and more ecologically sound heritage approaches.
Torgeir Rinke Bangstad / Esther Breithoff / Levi Bryant
Mats Burström / Denis Byrne
Caitlin DeSilvey / Ewa Domanska / Geneviève Godin
Timothy LeCain / Bjørnar Olsen
Þóra Pétursdóttir / Anatolijs Venovcevs / Svetlana Vinogradova
Funded by The Research Council of Norway