Competing meanings have been attached to heritage. Some feel heritage has broadened too far while others feel strongly that heritage needs to continually re-examine its concepts. This comes at a time when there is increasing questioning of the usefulness of heritage due to its traditional focus on preservation. In this third installment of Shaping Vancouver, we will examine the disruption taking place in heritage and the challenges it faces in remaining relevant.
• There is a growing interest in heritage as a living system of relationships between people and place;
• There is an understood need for greater attention to cultural diversity and how different cultural groups value heritage (e.g. First Nations, women, LGBTQ);
• Classical heritage concepts around building preservation alone do not address contemporary societal needs and issues; resolution of these needs requires broader and more interdisciplinary approaches
Locally, the heritage field in general is just starting to consider these broader ideas.
These panelists to share their insights about their local places:
Angie Bain– Researcher with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Director with Heritage BC
Paul Gravett– Executive Director, Heritage BC
Aneesha Grewal- Vice-Chair Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective
Robert Lemon– Architect, Former Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Vancouver
Tuesday, November 5
Free, donations appreciated
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodwards): 149 West Hastings Street