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Co-curating the city: universities and urban heritage past and future

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The project investigates how local and global bodies of knowledge, embodied in different but inter-connected university/urban communities and initiatives, come together to shape new forms of urban heritage.
Structured by critical understandings of co-curated, postcolonial heritage, it examines the local, diasporic and global dimensions of heritage-making through the lens of the university as urban institution.

Many urban universities are engaged in processes of expanding and opening their physical and institutional borders to facilitate greater engagement with the cities in which they are situated. University cities in turn are home to increasingly mixed, multicultural populations striving to redefine identities and cultural heritage in the context of shifting physical locations.

The project investigates how local and global bodies of knowledge, embodied in different but inter-connected university/urban communities and initiatives, come together to shape new forms of urban heritage. Structured by critical understandings of co-curated, postcolonial heritage, it examines the local, diasporic and global dimensions of heritage-making through the lens of the university as urban institution, focusing on a series of case-studies.