Building on the conference’s keynote plenary, this session brings together an international panel to discuss systemic exclusion and the historic preservation sector, and explore opportunities to accelerate change. How does the heritage policy infrastructure perpetuate exclusion, and how has the heritage system perpetuated certain narratives and given agency to some publics more than others? Do core heritage conservation ideas stand in the way of greater diversity? This panel will unpack the challenges and opportunities for the heritage conservation sector.
Participants will be able to describe the broad challenges facing the heritage conservation sector around issues of systemic exclusion and cultural diversity.
Participants will be able to examine historic preservation’s policy infrastructure and understand how it perpetuates exclusion.
Participants will be able to understand more inclusive approaches to preservation, including shared decision-making with diverse publics.
Participants will be able to understand what the preservation field can do to serve excluded publics and erased cultures.