“Shared Management of Cultural and Natural Landscapes”
By Keven Francis
The seminar presents my PhD Thesis and associated visual practice Exegesis.
It delivers a landscape management model that integrates Culture, Nature
and Art (CNA) in a process focused on the intangible of heritage as the primary
driver of policy development and management delivery.
The model draws from the Aboriginal concept of Country to bring cultural and
natural heritage management together and incorporate art practice in the
management process. This is in contrast to the dominant Western landscape
management system that recognises links but separates cultural and natural
heritage management, whilst simultaneously separating the management of
historic fabric (the tangible) and the performance of heritage (the intangible).
The research theorizes heritage as fundamentally intangible and presents art
practice as an intangible management process.
The Thesis case studies are Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Purnululu
National Park and Reserve, and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage
Keven Francis is a PhD candidate in the field of Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Research. He holds a Master of Management (Deakin Uni) and a Graduate Diploma of Arts (visual) (ANU) and has worked for governments at Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Purnululu National Parks.