Unruly Heritage

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.




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


'art/archaeology does not enjoy defining itself.'

Please check out the great new art/archaeology provocation from Doug Bailey


#art #archaeology #artchaeology @assemblagiste @Archaeo_in_Res #CreativeArchaeology #CreativeArchaeologies

One of our members will be lending @ThamesDiscovery and @Thames21 a hand with an exhibition over the next few months. 'Foragers of the Foreshore' is part of this year's @TotallyThames and will open in late September. More info here: https://t.co/SxJn33CHB6

Remember last week when @wasteunearthed got a PhD and the real star of the show was his partner's incredible post-defence dinner?

The introduction/conclusion essay for my article based thesis "A speculative archaeology of excess: Exploring the afterlife of a derelict landscape garden" can now be downloaded here: https://t.co/XE6lHDj1cR

Food for thought on a rainy Wednesday afternoon: if you tweet in a professional capacity, either from an account attached to your name or as the public face of a project like we do, what code of ethics do you adhere to?

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