The heritage and development nexus in Southeast Asia: convergences, tensions and openings


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Session 5
Wed 09:00-10:30 REC A2.11

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Session 6
Wed 11:00-12:30 REC A2.11



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The interrelations between heritage and development provide opportunities as well as contradictions and dilemmas in terms of linking past, present and future in contemporary Southeast Asia. Ranging from infrastructure and tourism-oriented economies to evolving local identities, what we call the “heritage-development nexus” offers a unique entry-point to capture social and economic transformations from a cultural perspective. Heritage – both tangible and intangible – plays an increasingly central role in shaping both national and local identity narratives amidst wider processes of social and economic change. This panel open to presentations from across Southeast specifically aims for a comparative discussion grounded in field-studies and policy analysis.