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Would you consider a dilapidated seventies tower block as heritage? In England, some social housing developments have already been given listed status, a level of protection usually associated with castles, monasteries and stately homes. Others are considered as a failed experiment by an outmoded welfare state, fit only for demolition. In this album, we see working class residents of one such estate fighting for its survival. By doing so, they may be challenging some of our fundamental assumptions and preconceptions about heritage. The album also contains academic perspectives from Rodney Harrison, Lecturer in Heritage Studies at The Open University; and Alan Powers, Professor in Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich.This material forms part of The Open University Course AD281 Understanding global heritage.You can discover something of what it's like to study the course by using the downloadable 'activities' files to explore post-war housing and its conservation as part of the ‘canon’ of heritage, the ways in which decisions are made about which buildings are conserved as heritage and which are not, the relationship between heritage and a ‘sense of place', and heritage as a form of social and political action.

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Social housing and working class heritage

An introduction to this album.

1 min2009 JUL 11
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Social housing and working class heritage

Winners and losers perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

7 min2009 JUL 11
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Winners and losers perspective: Rodney Harrison

Winners and losers perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

7 min2009 JUL 11
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Winners and losers perspective: Alan Powers

Fighting for survival perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

5 min2009 JUL 11
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Fighting for survival perspective: Rodney Harrison

Fighting for survival perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

2 min2009 JUL 11
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Fighting for survival perspective: Alan Powers

Sense of place perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

8 min2009 JUL 11
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Sense of place perspective: Rodney Harrison

Sense of place perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

1 min2009 JUL 11
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Sense of place perspective: Alan Powers

Studying global heritage

Dr Rodney Harrison talks about studying The Open University's Course AD281: Understanding global heritage.

5 min2009 JUL 11
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Studying global heritage

Global heritage: case studies

Dr Rodney Harrison talks about the audio and video case studies that are integral to the course AD281: Understanding global heritage.

6 min2009 JUL 11
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Global heritage: case studies

Critical heritage studies

Dr Rodney Harrison, course chair of the course AD281 Understanding global heritage, explains the concept of critical heritage studies.

5 min2009 JUL 11
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Critical heritage studies
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Latest Episodes

Social housing and working class heritage

An introduction to this album.

1 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Social housing and working class heritage

Winners and losers perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

7 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Winners and losers perspective: Rodney Harrison

Winners and losers perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

7 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Winners and losers perspective: Alan Powers

Fighting for survival perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

5 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Fighting for survival perspective: Rodney Harrison

Fighting for survival perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

2 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Fighting for survival perspective: Alan Powers

Sense of place perspective: Rodney Harrison

Dr Rodney Harrison of The Open University talks about the ideas in the film.

8 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Sense of place perspective: Rodney Harrison

Sense of place perspective: Alan Powers

Professor Alan Powers of Greenwich University talks about the ideas in the film.

1 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Sense of place perspective: Alan Powers

Studying global heritage

Dr Rodney Harrison talks about studying The Open University's Course AD281: Understanding global heritage.

5 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Studying global heritage

Global heritage: case studies

Dr Rodney Harrison talks about the audio and video case studies that are integral to the course AD281: Understanding global heritage.

6 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Global heritage: case studies

Critical heritage studies

Dr Rodney Harrison, course chair of the course AD281 Understanding global heritage, explains the concept of critical heritage studies.

5 min2009 JUL 11
Comments
Critical heritage studies
the END
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