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Heritage and Memorialisation track, DRS2022 Bilbao, 25 June – 3 July 2021

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Date

4:30pm until 6:00pm, June 29 2022

The Event

Heritage, Memorialisation, and Design are intrinsically linked through a concern for representation. In the traditional sense tangible cultural heritage reminds us, for example, of heroism, devotion, and achievement (Stroud and Henson, 2019: 288). This now extends to intangible cultural heritage and a wider consideration for materials, processes, services, experiences, environments, and storytelling.

Design research has been aligned with cultural heritage since the early part of the millennium (e.g. CôrteReal, Duarte and Rodrigues, 2005; Lupo, Giunta and Trocchianesi, 2011; Parry, 2013; Core 77, 2017). Recently this has further developed through an emerging interest in a concern for memoria gráfica/graphic memory (LenaFarias, 2014: 202), patrimonio gráfico/graphic heritage (Kassam, 2021), graphical heritage (AgustínHernández, Vallespín Muniesa and FernándezMorales, 2020), and the graphic means through which urban heritage is understood intrinsically and extrinsically (Harland and Xu, 2021). Historical perspectives have also surfaced from graphic design (van Eeden, 2022), information design (Benus, 2022) and typography (Farias, 2022), given prominence in wider discussion about design (history) and heritage (studies) (LeesMaffei and Houze, 2022).

This suggests the relationship between design, heritage, and memorialisation proffers much for design researchers, especially those interested in both the graphic means and meanings that communicate heritage in the early twenty first century. This track builds on these early twentyfirst century efforts by design researchers to establish links between design and heritage that has recently seen the emergence of graphic heritage as a significant but disparate interest area.

The three papers selected for this track (from nine submitted) present new directions for the future of design research and cultural heritage as both digital and analogue forms of representation. In Arabic type in urban environments: A graphic heritage, Elbardawil (2022) examines the use of augmented reality through a series of design explorations for remotely collecting and assessing information on rare artefacts. In Design explorations of tangible augmented reality experiences for cultural heritage research, Nathana et al. (2022) present a framework for understanding the role of Naskhstyle fonts as a form of typographic heritage in wayfinding systems and signage in the United Arab Emirates. In Food’s urban graphic heritage in Walthamstow, Harland and Barnes (2022) introduce the notion of food’s urban graphic heritage as a grass roots manifestation in Walthamstow, London, questioning the associated meaning of design literacy, and highlighting its impact on place attachment and social interaction. Together, these provide examples of how graphic heritage may be further interpreted as a form of design research inquiry and critical perspective for the benefit of graphic heritage (patrimonio gráfico) and graphic memory (memoria gráfica) research and practice. Acknowledgements: The track theme call received nine papers that were double blind peer reviewed by six reviewers. Track chairs thank the effort of those who took part in the peer review process.

References

AgustínHernández, L., Vallespín Muniesa, A. and FernándezMorales, A. (2020) Graphical Heritage: Volume 1 History and Heritage. Edited by L. AgustínHernández, A. Vallespín Muniesa, and A. FernándezMorales. Springer International Publishing.

Benus, B. (2022) ‘Modernist graphics, new typography, and the design of identity in the Czechoslovak Republic’, in LeesMaffei, G. and Houze, R. (eds.) Design and heritage: The construction of identity and belonging. London: Routledge.

Core 77 (2017) 10 Projects Addressing Social Design and Cultural Heritage During Ventura Lambrate, Core 77. Available at: https://www.core77.com/posts/64997/10ProjectsAddressingSocialDesignandCulturalHeritageDuringVenturaLambrate (Accessed: 22 July 2021).

CôrteReal, E., Duarte, C. A. M. and Rodrigues, F. C. (2005) Pride & predesign: The cultural heritage and the science of design’, in CôrteReal, E. (ed.). Lisbon: IADE Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing.

van Eeden, J. (2022) ‘South African heritage postcards: The same old story?’, in LeesMaffei, G. and Houze, R. (eds.) Design and heritage: The construction of identity and belonging. London and New York: Routledge.

Elbardawil, S. (2022) ‘Arabic type in urban environments: A graphic heritage’, in Lockton, D. et al. (eds.). DRS International Conference 2022, Bilbao, 25 June 3 July. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.680. Farias, P. (2022) ‘Typography and lettering as design heritage in Brazil’, in LeesMaffei, G. and Houze, R. (eds.) Design and heritage: The construction of identity and belonging. London: Routledge.

Harland, R. G. and Barnes, A. (2022) ‘Food’s urban graphic heritage in Walthamstow’, in Lockton, D. et al. (eds.). DRS International Conference 2022, Bilbao, 25 June 3 July.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.441.

Harland, R. G. and Xu, J. (2021) Repositioning Graphic Heritage. Loughborough University. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17028/rd.lboro.14273105.v1.  

 

Track chairs

Robert Harland, Loughborough University, UK

Alison Barnes, Western Sydney University

Rob Tovey, Loughborough University

Jie Xu, China Academy of Arts  

 

 

Publication

The above text is extracted from:

Harland, R., Barnes, A., Tovey, R., and Xu, J. (2022) Heritage and Memorialisation, in Lockton, D., Lenzi, S., Hekkert, P., Oak, A., Sádaba, J., Lloyd, P. (eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao, 25 June – 3 July, Bilbao, Spain. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.1072  

Track papers

Elbardawil, S. (2022) ‘Arabic type in urban environments: A graphic heritage’, in Lockton, D. et al. (eds.). DRS International Conference 2022, Bilbao, 25 June – 3 July. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.680.  

Harland, R. G. and Barnes, A. (2022) ‘Food’s urban graphic heritage in Walthamstow’, in Lockton, D. et al. (eds.). DRS International Conference 2022, Bilbao, 25 June – 3 July. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.441.

Nathana, A. et al. (2022) ‘Design explorations of tangible augmented reality experiences for cultural heritage research’, in Lockton, D. et al. (eds.). Bilbao: DRS International Conference 2022, Bilbao, 25 June – 3 July. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.699.

 

 

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