Industrial Heritage Around the Baltic Sea
Uppsala Studies in Economic History No. 92

Edited by Marie Nisser, et al.
July 2012
Uppsala University
ISBN: 9789155483845
264 pages, Illustrated
$77.50 Paper original

Industrialization has shaped both our way of thinking and the relations between individuals, people and the nations, but also the physical environment in which we live. Industrial remains are standing as monuments over an important epoch in history. These material remains, as well as immaterial remnants as people's memories, can give us knowledge about a transformative epoch in history, and therefore also about the society in which we live today. The industrial buildings are an unavoidable part of our present landscape, and as such an object oto intense debates. Should they be demolished, rebuilt for service or converted into museums? What can we learn from the Nordic-Baltic countries?

The question of how to interpret the traces from our industrial past, how to make use of the remains and how to integrate it in a sustainable development are discussed in this volume. It is a result of a Swedish-Baltic research and education program on industrial transformation and industrial heritage in the Baltic Sea region, involving doctoral students and senior researchers from architecture, art history, economic history, history of architecture, history of ideas and industrial heritage research.


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