Book Chapter 'Making Cities in:Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces

  • Emily Hesse

Press/Media: Other

Period21 May 2020

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  • TitleMaking Cities in:Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTaylor Francis
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionLocal authorities have also sought to leverage the brand power of local heritage as a means of distinguishing their cultural offer from those of their competitors. Like the Dorman’s pots, they will endure as material survivals, through which future generations of museum-goers can refashion heritage. Confronting the disregard for the immaterial heritage of industry and its intersection with material culture, Neil Brownsword took Anthony Challiner to the 2015 Gyeonngi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea: one of several countries that grant bearers of intangible cultural properties the status of National Living Treasures. Brownsword’s work has a tangential relationship to traditional approaches to regeneration. He strives to revivify immaterial heritage and change attitudes, rather than promoting tourism or making it more appealing to investors. Working at the intersection of making, place, and heritage to reimagine communities, Emily Hesse and Brownsword remake themselves in the process: they are placemakers extraordinaire.
    Producer/AuthorLaura Breen
    PersonsEmily Hesse


  • heritage
  • contemporary art