Special EDRA47 intensive on using social science evidence to change built heritage conservation practice

Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 18, 2016 As part of my activities with the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA’s) Historic Environment Knowledge Network, I have been working with my co-chair, April Allen, along with Ned Kaufman to design a day-long intensive on conservation and the...

Object versus subject centered heritage and the Main Street Program

Several years ago, I read John Schofield’s (2009) description of “allocentric” versus “autocentric” heritage. He associates allocentric heritage with objective, scientific, fixed, and detached meanings and autocentric heritage with subjective, emotional, and changing meanings. The former is associated with orthodox conservation theory and practice and the latter with heterodox...