Does China lead the way towards the future of the past?

20:51 by Cornelius Holtorf

Places like Tianducheng in Hangzhou, China, simulate heritage in other countries, but at the same time they provide real heritage value in their own society and should therefore not be dismissed. In cases such as this, we may see some glimpses of a future of heritage that contradicts and replaces familiar concepts of cultural heritage bound to place and time.

Read more in a blog by Cornelius Holtorf, Qingkai Ma, Xian Chen and Yu Zhang accessible here.

Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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