Heritage and Waste – Defining a Research Agenda

Heritage and Waste – Defining a Research Agenda

Recent attention to deconstruction, salvage and reuse in historic preservation research that illuminates the relationship between heritage and waste, suggest the need for a more integrated research agenda. This includes research needed to understand and document deconstruction histories, to address barriers to salvage in conservation frameworks, and to enhance the impacts of all types of building and materials reuse. This session is intended as a check in with the “decon & reuse” sector to ensure these enquiries lead to useful answers, including relevant project and policy strategies for diverse practical contexts. It builds on the October 2018 symposium 'Heritage in Reverse: Material Values, Waste and Deconstruction' held at Carleton University in Ottawa, which included a panel of recent BMRA graduate student presenters.

Join us at DRC19 with Susan Ross, Architect (OAQ) and Associate Professor, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
Professor of heritage conservation at Carleton University, licensed architect in Quebec, and a ‘fellow’ of the Association for Preservation Technology. Professional experience in government, not-for-profit and private sectors as conservation and design architect. Past presentations on heritage and waste themes at conferences of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (Fredericton), the National Trust for Canada (Calgary), the Association for Critical Heritage Studies (Montreal), as well as various university departments as invited speaker. Author of “Keyword: Deconstruction Waste (Buildings),” Discard Studies, 2017.' Organizer of the Oct. 2018 symposium 'Heritage in Reverse: Material Values, Waste and Deconstruction' at Carleton University (Ottawa). Editor of the Waste Heritage Research website. Guest co-editor of a special issue on Heritage and Waste of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, to be published in 2019-2020.

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