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Co-Curating the City: Universities and Urban Heritage Past and Future
edited by Clare Melhuish, Henric Benesch, Dean Sully and Ingrid Martins Holmberg
University College London, 2022
Paper: 978-1-80008-183-3 | Cloth: 978-1-80008-184-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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