OPINION: Politicians, managers and researchers must be able to use their voices when cultural heritage contributes to discrimination, hatred and violence.
Heritage and society
Our researchers and advisors have expertise on cultural heritage in spatial planning, management and community development.
Cultural heritage and society
We are surrounded by cultural heritage sites every day, whether we think of them as 'cultural heritage sites' or not.
Planning and environmental impact assessments
NIKU provides both advice and analysis services and also carries out studies in connection with various types of planning, both public and private.
Urbanism and Planning
Dynamically adapting to various social changes is the fundamental, historical character of the city.
Cultural heritage sites and climate
Climate change may influence preservation conditions for our cultural heritage such as archaeological cultural monuments below ground, buildings and landscape.
Annika Haugen is the Head of department for Heritage and societyContact Annika
What does far-right heritage policies actually look like? Read more in this new article by Herdis Hølleland and Elisabeth Niklasson.
NIKU's Skrede and Hølleland on Heritage Studies viewed through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Realism.
Laima Nomeikaite on Street Art in the Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal. Volume 3, Number 1
This article addresses tensions between the expressed usefulness of visualisations and critical attitudes towards the lack of ‘objectivity’ of visual representations and the risk of manipulation for strategic purposes.
In this session at the ACHS, 4th Biannual Conference in Hangzhou, China, we are inviting researchers to explore future challenges for the heritage management.
On 5 October 2017 Elisabeth Niklasson and Herdis Hølleland will attend the AHRC Priority Area Conference: Heritage Studies: Critical Approaches and New Directions.
On 1 September 2017, at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Maastricht, Elisabeth Niklasson and Herdis Hølleland chaired the session “Archaeology and the European far-right: attitudes and responses from heritage bureaucracies.”
How will BREXIT implicate british heritage policy and practice? New report with contributions from The Norwegian institute for cultural heritage research (NIKU).
Street art and graffiti does not need to be managed by experts, according to Laima Nomeikaite in this essay on the Nuart-festival website.