Part of the NuSpaces team participated in the 12th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
On September 21, 2022, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Linara Dovydaitytė and Oksana Denisenko took part in the ICCPR panel session “Inheriting and Disrupting Technoscientific Coloniality: Military and Industrial Cultural Heritage Facing Wars in Europe (UK)”.
Two papers were presented:
- “Making Sense of Ambivalent Legacy: Stakeholders’ Views on Nuclear Heritage” by Linara Dovydaitytė and Oksana Denisenko
- “Nuclear Routes: What Cultural Policy Frameworks for Global Flows of Nuclear Culture?” by Eglė Rindzeviciutė
This panel session explored an emergent phenomenon – the governmental engagement with the material culture of technoscientific modernisation in the twentieth century (Storm 2014). The papers presented in this session were based on original research into complex case studies exploring military and industrial heritage making in contemporary Europe. Drawing on the critical epistemology of global modernity that calls into question the boundary between the liberal West and the Warsaw pact countries expressed in the Cold War dichotomy of East/West (Stanek 2020; Rindzeviciute 2016), these papers examine the ways in which military and industrial objects, buildings, and landscapes assume the role of difficult heritage (Macdonald 2013) witnessing the rise of the Anthropocene and the persistence of technoscientific coloniality. The research presented in this session maped and explored the conceptual terrain for the future cultural policymaking in the context of military and technological risks and vulnerabilities.
Panel session was initiated and moderated by Eglė Rindzevičiūtė.