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


MAJOR NEWS ALERT! We are delighted to announce that Þóra Pétursdóttir has been awarded a prestigious four-year grant by the Tromsø Research Foundation. The 20 million NOK prize will go towards funding her new project, "Relics of Nature? Natural Heritage in a Shifting World." 🎉🍾

Symmetry. An old gravestone in a cemetery in Molde, Norway, revealing some of the inbuilt creativity inherent in nature.

#Repost #cemetery #graveyard #gravestone #gravlund #abandoned… https://t.co/mmHeRIiVtm

Here in Tromsø, we're down to four hours of daylight. With the polar night just two weeks away, on this #tbt we are remembering those endless summer days.

This past July, several of our… https://t.co/6IINUOwZcL

Accumulating memories - a monument by the church in the town of Bø i Telemark dedicated to two separate instances when Norway had to fight for its independence.

The first: "Til minne um… https://t.co/4jPIfYaVUo

A desolate bus stop with fireweed.

#abandoned #abandonedplaces #abandoned_world #abandoned_junkies #abandoned_seekers #abandonedbuilding #abandonedworld #abandonedplace #заброшенное… https://t.co/g46XALH4b1

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