P033
Curating futures
Convenor:
Charlotte Joy (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Format:
Panels
Location:
SOAS Senate House - S320
Start time:
2 June, 2018 at 16:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel will investigate some of the tensions concerning how futures are curated and the different ways in which people and things are prioritised within and outside the museum.

Long abstract:

This panel will investigate some of the tensions concerning how futures are curated and the different ways in which people and things are prioritised within and outside the museum. The current backdrop of violence against protected sites, the on-going trade in illicit antiques and the perpetuation of unsettling museum practices have all led heritage professionals to pay increasing attention to how people voice their dignity through their relationship to the material world. Whilst this is not new, we are particularly interested in current disconnections between assumptions about the material needs of a future humanity and curatorial practices (in their broadest sense). Are these disconnections more visible in an increasingly digitised world? How does the recent mass movement of people change our curation of the future? Are there spaces (digital and real) where the ethical considerations of future people and future things come in to conflict?