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Co-Curating the City

Universities and Urban Heritage Past and Future

Distributed for UCL Press

Co-Curating the City

Universities and Urban Heritage Past and Future

A significant contribution to knowledge about university spatial development in urban contexts.

Co-Curating the City explores the role of universities in the construction and mobilization of heritage discourses in urban development and regeneration processes, with a focus on six case study sites ranging from Sweden to Brazil. The book expands the field of critical heritage studies in the urban domain, arguing that universities should position themselves as significant institutions in the development of urban heritage narratives and heavily influence urban development. The case studies investigate how universities, as mixed communities of interest dispersed across buildings and urban sites, utilize strategies of engagement with local people and neighborhoods and ask how this could contribute to a reshaping of ideas, narratives, and lived experience of urban heritage in which universities have a distinctive agency.

337 pages | 56 color plates | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

Architecture: European Architecture

Education: Higher Education

Geography: Urban Geography


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Figures Notes on Contributors Introduction Clare Melhuish, Henric Benesch, Ingrid Martins Holmberg, and Dean Sully I. Critical Perspectives 1. The evolving role of universities in framing critical urban heritage discourse in regeneration contexts Clare Melhuish 2. Universities curating change at heritage places in urban spaces Dean Sully 3. Historic urban buildings in the university curriculum: the re-valuation of Haga, Gothenburg, as urban heritage Ingrid Martins Holmberg 4. Deferred Heritage: digital renderings of sites of future knowledge production Adam Brown II. Sites and historical contexts, past and future Part 1 University of Gothenburg and UCL East (London) 5. From dispersed multi-site to cluster and campus: understanding the material infrastructure of Gothenburg University as urban heritage Claes Caldenby 6. The dis-, mis- and re-membering of design education: understanding design education as urban heritage Henric Benesch 7. London’s mega-event heritage and the development of UCL East Jonathan Gardner 8. Building Back Better? Hysterical Materialism and the role of the University in post-pandemic heritage making: the case of East London Phil Cohen Part 2 Elsewhere: Lund, Rome, Beirut and São Paulo 9. Big Science and Urban Morphogenesis: The Case of Lund University Mattias Kärrholm and Albena Yaneva 10. The University as Regeneration Strategy in an Urban Heritage Context: The Case of Roma Tre Ola Wetterberg and Maria Nyström 11. Heritage from a neighbourhood perspective: Reflections from the American University of Beirut Cynthia Myntti and Mona El Hallak 12. From Red São Paulo to Brazilian Neofascism: urban, political and cultural heritage in the making of a public university Pedro Fiori Arantes 13. Postscript - A collective reflection by the contributors Index

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