Entangled Concepts and Participatory Practices across Archaeology, Heritage and Art


  • Leah Acheson Roberts University College London
  • Colin Sterling University College London




conversazione, interdisciplinarity, contemporary art


This forum response questions the 'creative turn' in archaeology with specific reference to the work of the Archaeology/Heritage/Art Research Network - a loose constellation of academics, artists, events and activities which aims to interrogate the cross-fertilisation of these fields. Focusing on the historical example of the 'conversazione' as a model for participatory debate and practice across different disciplines, the paper argues for more grounded interactions between artists and archaeologists in the light of their increasing conceptual and methodological entanglement.


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Author Biographies

Leah Acheson Roberts, University College London

Leah Acheson Roberts is a PhD student at UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Colin Sterling, University College London

Colin Sterling is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


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How to Cite

Acheson Roberts, L., & Sterling, C. (2018). Entangled Concepts and Participatory Practices across Archaeology, Heritage and Art. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 4(2), 130–138. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.32354



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