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Djabarouti, J., 2021.

'The impact of intangible heritage on architectural and building conservation practices in the UK: a socio-material outlook'. Presented at the 'Researching Heritage Symposium', Manchester Metropolitan University.

Output Type:Presentation

Heritage is a deceptively simple term with many and complex meanings. The heritage industry is estimated to be worth 31 billion to the UK alone (Historic England, 2020), yet has been hit hard by covid19 and lockdown; in part as a result, there was been a rapid roll-out of an array of new digital technologies designed to open up and present heritage to (new) audiences; Black Lives Matter and the publication of the National Trust's report on the colonial connections of its properties have challenged many established notions of heritage; growing interest in less tangible forms of heritage has prompted myriad community heritage projects - the list could go on.

Within Manchester Met there are heritage-related research and KE activities in every faculty, and heritage speaks to all of the University's strategic themes (Place, Ambition, Partnership, Community and Sustainability). Yet much of this work remains isolated and little known across the University as a whole. Researching Heritage thus aims to identify, showcase and celebrate this diversity of research and to form the first stage in exploring the establishment of a trans-disciplinary Heritage Research Network that can promote our heritage research and form the platform for future events, projects and programmes.