Global Urban Research Unit

Staff Profile

Dr Loes Veldpaus

Research Associate Heritage & Planning

Background

My work focuses on the past, present, and future of heritage management and local, national, and international conservation planning practices and policies. I am interested in the perspectives of the people who work in and on heritage; in innovating understandings of the process of heritage production; in what heritage is and what heritage does.

My aim is always to develop collaborative practices with both global and local actors. As a Co-I on a H2020 project OpenHeritage (WP1 lead) and co-lead on the Collaborative Heritage Lab (Sunderland) with the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust and am actively involved in heritage practices, as well as wider (academic) comparison of practices and policies. Our aim here is to experiment with co-creative, participatory, finance and management innovations, whilst reflecting critically on the heritage practices.

It is important to me to be actively involved in building a supportive culture and working environment based on collegiality and equality. Therefore, I am on various committees and I also convene the school Early Career Network. Feel free to contact me, if you are interested in joining or would like to know more about this. 

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Research

We were awarded a H2020 project (2018-2022; 48 months, €5 million) called OpenHeritage : Organizing, Promoting and ENabling HEritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment. This interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with 15 partners across 11 European countries, aims to further understandings and experiences of inclusive and innovative governance of adaptive heritage re-use (with John Pendlebury).We also work on a research project on Brexit and heritage

I am co-editing a book "Research Agenda for Heritage Planning in Europe", funded by the Dutch Heritage Agency (with Eva Stegmeijer). The book will be published in 2019, in the Edward Elgar ‘Research Agenda’ series.

We just finished a project on conservation planning in Europe, the final report can be found here. I worked on case studies in the North East of England.  

Across these research projects I work on issues around heritage and urban governance, from the following perspectives:

Heritage governance practices: I look at the past, present, and future management of the historic environment, focussing on how governance actors engage with the historic environment, and what their practices are. Especially in the context of the 2011 UNESCO ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ recommendation, following my PhD work, I am critically reflecting on the application of this concept in local policy contexts. 

The ‘doings’ of heritage: Innovating understandings of the process of heritage production, of what heritage is, how it is used, and what heritage does. My aim here is to explore its materiality with and in relation to its affective properties using a new conceptual framing of heritage as a Matter of Care (building on the work of Puig de la Bellacasa, 2017and heritage practices as the ways we Care for Matter


Postgraduate Supervision

I welcome any postgraduate applications to study issues that with fit with those research interests

Current

Byung Choon Hwang  


Teaching

my teaching include 


TCP7024 : Conservation and the City (module leader)

Dissertation tutor TCP3099TCP8099 

APL2002 : Alternative practice: European Fieldtrip (field trip leader 2017)

TCP8024 : Consultancy Project (group tutor 2017)

Guest lectures to TCP8911, TCP2023, and APL1001

Guest lecturer MA International Heritage Management at and Durham University (annual seminar since 2013)


 

In 2014, I obtained my Dutch University Teaching Qualification (VSNU, TU/e).









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