1) Ethics of maintenance and repair of buildings
The point of departure for this project is the contemporary challenge of resource management. Maintenance, repair and preservation of the built environment are identified as key practices for sociomaterial sustainability. The doctoral thesis shall identify and explore caretaking measures directed towards any kind of built environment, as a matter of ethics. The research work is conducted within an interdisciplinary project group, and the doctoral student will develop her or his thesis in collaboration with the group.
The position is linked to the research project Maintenance Matters: Exploring Heritage Evaluation in Everyday Contexts, funded by the Swedish Research Council.
For further information about the research project, see http://conservation.gu.se/english/research/on-going-projects/maintenance-matters.-exploring-common-contexts-for-heritage--e-valuation or contact the project leader Ingrid Martins Holmbergingrid.firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Cultural heritage at the garden's markets
The overarching purpose of this research project is to explore how cultural heritage today is produced and articulated in various formal and informal markets for garden-related products and services. According to the project grant, the doctoral student’s dissertation is to address these issues, with particular focus on how contemporary alternative garden movements (such as community gardens and guerilla gardening) are involved in and influence different kinds of markets, and how conceptions of cultural heritage, history, and authenticity come to the fore in these contexts.
This doctoral student position is linked to the research project Roots en Route: Heritage politics on the garden market, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Work in the project is conducted within an interdisciplinary research group, and the doctoral student will develop her or his thesis in collaboration with the rest of the project group.
For further information about the research project, go to http://conservation.gu.se/english/research/on-going-projects/roots-en-route--heritage-politics-on-the-garden-market- or contact the project leader Katarina Saltzmankatarina.email@example.com