CAMOC Conference 2014: Call for Papers
Göteborg, Sweden, 6 - 8 August 2014
CAMOC / Göteborg City Museum / Region Västra
Götaland / Västarvet / ICOM Sweden / TICCIH
INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT, AND THE CITY MUSEUM
Industry, even as its on-going presence declines in the developed world, continues to dominate many cities by the lasting mark that it has left on both their landscape and their social infrastructure.
While all industrial cities, by their nature, share certain characteristics (including, among their many other features, urban crowding, suburban expansion, transportation extension, and social migration) their structure and progress nonetheless depend to a large extent on local specifics – physical, social, and cultural; historical and contemporary. Manchester is an industrial city, to be sure—but so too are Los Angeles and Nagoya.
Today, as such diverse urban-industrial landscapes adjust to the demands of an expanding information- and service-based economy, our attitude toward the places and social infrastructure left over from the manufacturing era is likewise changing. Contemporary metropolitan
residents must come to understand the city’s industrial heritage neither as an eternal law of nature nor as an artefact of a distant past. It represents, instead, one stage of a constant process of urban change, conditioning our choices for the future as it shapes our memory of the
In this conference, we ask: What role can City Museums play in helping people to understand, explain, and make use of the transformation of urban society from its industrial base to a future marked by limited resources and expanding technological capabilities?
- The role of tangible and intangible culture heritage in urban development
- City "museums" around the city: museum experiences within and beyond the museum walls
- Use of new technologies to document and present urban heritage
- The role of migration in industrial and post-industrial society
The programme will include:
Round table discussions
Site specific and focused visits
Workshop: Planning of the Industrial Heritage Centre.
Post-conference tour to the city of Borås and the Textile
More information will be announced in due course.
Interested participants should send a proposal of up
to 350 words accompanied by a 100-word biography
by 1 March 2014
- For ICOM members, 150 euros by June 1 and 180 euros from then on
- For non-ICOM members, 180 wuros by June 1 and 200 euros from then on
- For students 80 euros by June 1 and 100 euros from then on
- For accompanying people 40 euros by June 1 and 60 euros from then on
This includes: conference packages, coffee breaks &
lunches; optional activities will be priced separately.
Accommodation: accommodation options will be
announced in due course.
Travel grants: details about travel grants available from
CAMOC will be announced in due course.