Designing Narrative Environments for Critical Heritage
An evening discussion on the relationship between critical heritage and the design of narrative environments.
Wednesday 19th February 2020
18.00 – 20.00
Design has a crucial role to play in diversifying and complicating the narratives, experiences and histories of heritage, yet research and training in these fields rarely crosses over. This informal evening discussion aims to bridge the gap between critical heritage and the design of narrative environments to explore the different ways in which curators, historians, conservators and other heritage professionals might engage with the design sector.
How can new approaches to spatial and experiential design challenge traditional heritage narratives? What forms of research, collaboration and critical-creative practice are required to open up heritage sites and institutions to new perspectives and agendas? How can designers and heritage practitioners collaborate to build more ethical and sustainable approaches to heritage making?
Bringing together scholars, practitioners, activists and students, this event will provide a welcoming forum to discuss the applied and conceptual links between critical heritage and the design of narrative environments.
Dan Vo, V&A Ambassador
Matt Haycocks, Central Saint Martins
Tamsin Silvey, Cultural Programme Curator, Historic England
Julie Howell, Artist and Experience Designer
Room F104, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, London