Cultural and Museum Studies, Nottingham Trent University
My research will explore the potential of the ecomuseum in the UK as a mechanism and process through which to promote a more holistic ecological approach to understanding place and asks how this might help combat ‘cultural severance’, (re)connecting communities with their landscapes in a way that fosters empowerment, inclusivity, resilience and sustainability. It will provide a new understanding of ecomuseum practice in the UK and how it might be used as a framework for the stewardship of integral dynamic social-ecological systems that is place-based, community focused, polyvocal and collaborative. Explicitly transdisciplinary and intersectional in approach, my research will explore current discourse in heritage, geography, place and landscape studies and ecology. The study will synthesise concepts of biocultural landscapes , social-ecological systems and multinaturalism with emerging practice of human-centred design, activism and polyvocality in the museum/heritage sector. Sharing many of these ideals, ecomuseums, unlike traditional museums, aim to safeguard heritage within its own landscape and through community leadership therefore present a powerful and democratic conduit through which to promote a holistic approach.
Exploring the potential of Ecomuseums in the UK to address climate and ecological crisis NTU Work in Progress Seminar Series 22/02/21
Why writing women back into the past can change the future Dr Janina Ramirez; St Anne’s College Oxford, 21/01/21
In case it was not clear already, we need a conservation revolution! A call for a convivial alternative, Prof. Bram Bűscher (Wayeningen University), Oxford Conservation Society Seminar, 04/02/21
Heritage and Our Sustainable Future: Research, Practice, Policy and Impact, UK National Commission for UNESCO and Praxis at the University of Leeds, 22/02/21 – 02/03/21
Coronavirus Conversations: Climate Crisis; Museum Association Webinar, Wed 03/03/2021
"Ancestors Speaking: Objects and Cultural Sovereignty in Native America"; UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Gabrielle Tayac, Fri 05/03/21