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Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation

Clash of Discourses, 1st Edition

Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Heike Oevermann


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The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial as industrial heritage sites grow in number. This brings into play new challenges—not only through the known conflicts between monument preservation and contemporary architecture, but also with the increasing demand for economic urban development by reusing the built heritage of former industrial sites.

This book explores the conservation and change of industrial heritage sites in transformation, presenting and examining ten European and Asian case studies. The interdisciplinary approach of the book connects a diversity of rationales and discourses, including monument protection, World Heritage conventions, urban regeneration, urban planning and design, architecture, and politics. This is the first book to deepen the understanding of industrial heritage site management as a networked, multi-dimensional task involving diverse social agents and societal discourses.


"The collection brings together practitioners and academics who work on a variety of industrial-heritage-related issues from a range of different backgrounds. This fusion of differing perspectives ensures that the theoretical and practical dimensions of conservation are explored throughout the collection. (…) The collection will be of use to those interested in the transformation of industrial heritage in a range of different spatial contexts" - Rebecca Madgin, senior lecturer in urban development and management at the University of Glasgow

Table of Contents

Part I 1. Transformations of Industrial Heritage Sites: Heritage and Planning Heike Oevermann and Harald A. Mieg 2. Studying Transformations of Industrial Heritage Sites: Synchronic Discourse Analysis of Heritage Conservation, Urban Development, and Architectural Production Heike Oevermann and Harald A. Mieg Part II 3. Liverpool: Heritage and Development—Bridging the Gap? Dennis Rodwell 4. From High Voltage to High Density: The Urban Dynamism of Cable Street, Oslo Even Smith Wergeland 5. Milan: Creative Industries and the Use of Heritage Giovanna Fossa 6. The Sulzer/SLM Site in Winterthur, Switzerland: From the Factory to the New Town–The Reinvention of the City Andreas Hofer 7. Bottom-up Transformation of Frunze35 in Kiev: The Role of NGOs for Industrial Heritage Toni Karge and Andriy Makarenko 8. Industrial Heritage Issues in a Conflict Case: Okhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia Dmitry Vorobyev and Margarita Shtiglitz 9. Competing Yet Supplementing Narratives in Berlin: Creative Branding and Heritage Policies in Berlin’s Post-Industrial Development Ulrike Mackrodt and Ares Kalandides 10. Museums and Industrial Heritage: History, Functions, Perspective Dirk Schaal 11. Paris, Belford, St. Denis: Architectural Transformation of Industrial Heritage Sites: an Architect’s Perspective Bernhard Reichen 12. Recycling the Industrial between West and East: Heritage and the Politics of Urban Memory in New York and Budapest Levente Polyak 13. Industrial Heritage in Mumbai: The Case of Parel and the Eastern Waterfront Julian Jain Part III 14. Discussing Industrial Heritage Conservation and Planning Harald A. Mieg and Heike Oevermann, in discussion with Neil Cossons, Johannes Cramer, Birgitta Ringbeck, and Mark Watson

About the Editors

Heike Oevermann is researcher in urban and heritage studies at the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She coordinates a three-year research project on industrial heritage sites in Europe (DFG).

Harald A. Mieg is Honorary Professor in the Institute of Geography, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany. He is responsible for the implementation of undergraduate research at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany. He has conducted research on sustainable urban development, metropolization, and innovation.

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Routledge Studies in Heritage

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban