The world is in a state of slowing down and recovering as we continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19.
Through self isolation we navigate the complexities of our current global situation, trying to remove anxiety and uncertainty.
As we discover new ways of ‘staying close’ to the things and people we love, it is important heritage is known not only to protect places and objects of cultural and historical significance, but the reveals the tactility of the world around us.
Importantly it is the curve of memory that shapes these experiences, and reminds us of where we’ve been and where we’re going.
In February, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) hosted the Heritage Futures Forum in partnership with Business Models Inc.
The simple intention of convening a discussion around ‘heritage’ and to explore potential future ‘worlds’ in which heritage plays a key role in unlocking economic, environmental and social benefit.
What emerged from this discussion was a rich collection of pictures – stories that convey perceptions of the future – for us to read, explore and consider in how we approach the challenges we see today.
This comes with profound timing and the opportunity to prepare for how we all navigate uncertainty and exercise our ability to re-imagine.
It has never been more important to remain focussed for the future and celebrate what ‘heritage’ means to each and every one of us.
As you read through this report and discover new insights and inspirations, please share your thoughts and feedback with us!
We are excited to build on this conversation and uncover new innovations for the face of Australian heritage in the Heritage Futures Lab.