High tech or high touch? Dead Landscapes – and how to make them live
Seminar with Katherine Burlingame, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo
Photo: Katherine Burlingame.
This lecture will explore how standardization, museumization, and disneyfication can have a deadening effect and lead to the loss of embodied, affective experiences in heritagescapes. I question if technology is the answer to bring dead landscapes back to life or if we should look to the landscapes themselves for multisensory engagement possibilities. Introducing a new model of landscape engagement using three themes (locale, story, and presence) applied in several ‘Viking’ tourist landscapes, I argue for the importance of exploring the emotional and affective dimensions of heritagescapes to create more dynamic, inclusive, interactive, and performative spaces for visitors with different interests and capacities to be affected.
This spring the seminars make up a series titled Permanent Transience: Heritage, Memory and Forgetting.
The seminar will also be livestreamed on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 633 4977 8890